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Part One. Saints and invention of tradition I. Facettes du culte de Sainte Parascève (Petka) d’Epivates et ses usages dans l’univers balkano-orthodoxe : du contexte prémoderne aux contextes modernes II. « Foi » et « nation » dans deux récits du transfert des reliques de Sainte Parascève (Petka, Paraschiva) de 1641 [Based on « Le transfert des reliques de Sainte Parascève (Petka, Paraschiva) de 1641 : Témoignages de deux personnages religieux contemporains », Revue d’Études Sud-Est Européennes (Bucarest, Académie roumaine des sciences), XLVII, 1-4, 2009, pp. 39-53] III. The Christian-Muslim religious symbiosis in Ottoman context: comparing two local cults of saint Therapon [Based on “The Christian-Muslim religious symbiosis according to F.W. Hasluck: comparing two local cults of saint Therapon”, in: David Shankland (ed.), Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia: The Life and Times of F.W. Hasluck, 1878-1920, vol. 2, Istanbul: Isis Press, 2004, pp. 159-181] IV. Saint(s) Théodore et le partage entre « nous » et les « autres » dans les Balkans : apparitions et miracles entre littérature et tradition orale

Part Two. Saints and holy places as symbolic mediations of social and political change V. Nationalism at work. Economy, society, and the struggle for heavens in Melnik and Stanimaka [Expanded version of “Nationalism at (Symbolic) Work. Social Disintegration and the National Turn in Melnik and Stanimaka,” In: Hannes Grandits, Nathalie Clayer and Robert Pichler, eds., Conflicting Loyalties in the Balkans. The Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and Nation Building, London: I.B. Tauris, 2011, pp. 225-250, 325-338] VI. Saints, Pilgrimages and the Religious Market: Considerations on the Religious Revival in Postsocialist Bulgaria [Based on “Aspects of Religious Globalization: Cases from Postsocialist Bulgaria”, in: MESS Vol. 6. Mediterranean Ethnological Summer School, Piran/Pirano, Slovenia 2003 and 2004, Edited by Bostjan Kravanja & Matej Vranješ, Ljubljana: Filozofska fakulteta, Oddelek za etnologjo in kulturno antropologijo, Županičeva knjižnica, 2005, pp. 167-182] VII. The Mount of the Cross: Sharing a cult place and building boundaries in the Rhodopes [Expanded version of “The Mount of the Cross: Sharing and Constructing Boundaries on a Balkan Pilgrimage Site”, in Dionigi Albera & Maria Couroucli (eds.) Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean. Christians, Muslims, and Jews at Shrines and Sanctuaries, Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2012, pp. 69-93] 

Part Three. History and Memory between knowledge and divine Intervention VIII. Constructing the Bulgarian Pythia: The Seer Vanga between Religion, Memory and History [Based on “Constructing the Bulgarian Pythia: Intersecting religion, memory, and history in the seer Vanga”, in: Deema Kaneff, Frances Pine, Haldis Haukanes (eds.), Memory, Politics and Religion: The Past Meets the Present in Europe [Halle Studies in the Anthropo­logy of Eurasia, vol. 4], LIT Verlag Muenster, 2004, pp. 179-198] IX. Icône, mémoire, identité : l’agir de l’icône-qui-vole entre Bansko et Konče (République de Macédoine) X. The Struggle of Legends. Ismail Kadare, the works and lives of Parry and Lord, and Balkan nationalisms [Based on “Ismail Kadare’s The H-File and The Making of the Homeric Verse. Variations on the works and lives of Milman Parry and Albert Lord”, in: Stephanie Schwandtner-Sievers and Berndt J. Fischer (eds.), Albanian Identities: Myth and History, London: Hurst & Co, 2002, pp. 104-114]