A Contribution to the Rethinking of the European Cultural Heritage

  • Sonja Stojmenska - Elzeser Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


In this text the author questions the possibility of unique European identity and the processes of forming the common European cultural heritage. The problem of Eurocentrism, the unstable categories of center and periphery in culture, the geopolitics influences and the problem of Eurocentrism and exclusiveness are considered as well. The incorporation of Macedonian culture in the European heritage shows a very specific angle of perception, because it has many difficulties and prejudices connected with so called “small cultures” identification. It is discussed through the examples of two eminent Macedonian intellectuals: Blaze Koneski and Goran Stefanovski.


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How to Cite
STOJMENSKA - ELZESER, Sonja. A Contribution to the Rethinking of the European Cultural Heritage. Култура/Culture, [S.l.], n. 3, p. 25-32, sep. 2014. ISSN 1857-7725. Available at: <https://journals.cultcenter.net/index.php/culture/article/view/98>. Date accessed: 20 june 2024.
English Articles


European cultural concept, European identity, Eurocentrism