Republika Makedonija The Republic of Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The history of Macedonia can be traced to the reign of King Karan (808–778 BC), but the country was at its most powerful at the time of Philip II (359–336 BC) and Alexander the Great (336–323 BC). At the end of the 6th century AD, Slavs began to settle in Macedonia. There followed a long period of internal fighting but the spread of Christianity led to consolidation and the creation of the first Macedonian Slav state, the Kingdom of Samuel, 976–1018. In the 14th century it fell to Serbia, and in 1355 to the Turks.


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Further Reading

  1. Danforth, L. M, The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World. Princeton Univ. Press. 1996Google Scholar
  2. Poulton, H., Who Are the Macedonians? Farnborough, 1996Google Scholar
  3. National statistical office: Republic of Macedonia Statisitical Office. Dame Grucv 4. Skopje.Google Scholar

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