FOR FREEDOM AND PERFECTION. The Life of Yané Sandansky
Mercia MacDermott

 

 

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Archive Material

 

While writing this book, I was able to draw on original documentary material from a number of important Bulgarian archives, including those of Tsar Ferdinand, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, the Bulgarian Exarchate, and the Supreme Macedonian Committee. There is no united collection of Yané Sandansky’s papers, and documents written by him and relating to him and his group are to be found scattered, in an often haphazard manner, in various archives. Undoubtedly, many documents still remain undetected in unlikely places and in private hands.

 

An exceptionally valuable depository of material about Yané Sandansky is the archive of his first cousin, Ivan Harizanov, who, intending to write a biography of him, amassed a large collection of original documents and written memoirs, and recorded the oral memoirs of numerous contemporaries in a series of note books. The biography was unfinished at the time of Harizanov’s death, and his collection of source material was presented to the Central State Historical Archives in Sofia, together with his private papers. One of the most interesting items in Harizanov’s archive is an unpublished manuscript biography of Sandansky written by one of his closest comrades, Dimitŭr Arnaudov, who participated in many of the events described.

 

The memoirs of Georgi Kotsev (kept in the Blagoevgrad Regional Historical Museum) are another important source of first-hand information. Kotsev mentions that Sandansky himself wrote a lot of memoirs, which, unfortunately, fell into enemy hands during the Second Balkan War, and were presumably destroyed. Two other major sources of largely unpublished information are Pavel Deliradev’s account of the weeks which he spent with Sandansky during 1908, and Yurdan Anastasov’s Memoir of Sandansky, which contains information collected by the author from Yané’s contemporaries. (Both these works are kept in the Central Archives of the Bulgarian Communist Party).

 

In addition to using memoir material from various archives, newspapers and other publications, I was able to interview and record the memoirs of a number of people who had known Sandansky personally, or who were closely related to such people. A number of people also made their private family archives available to me.

 

The main Archives consulted (preceeded by the abbreviations used in the footnotes) are as follows:

 

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ABAN: Archives of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

BIA NBKM: Bulgarian Historical Archives of the National Library ‘Cyril and Methodius’, Sofia

ODA, Blagoevgrad: Regional State Archives, Blagoevgrad

OIM, Blagoevgrad: Regional Historical Museum, Blagoevgrad

TDIA: Central State Historical Archives, Sofia

TPA: Central Archives of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Sofia

Military Archives, Veliko Tŭrnovo

The Museum, Melnik

The Museum, Stanké Dimitrov

The Reading Room Club, Gotsé Delchev

The Public Record Office, London

 


 

Newspapers and Periodicals

 

BULGARIAN:

Balkanski Novini, 1905

Bulgaria, 1907, 1908, 1915

Delo, 1901, 1902

Den, 1904, 1945

Dnevnik, 1903, 1909

Edinstvo, 1908

Eho,1972

Grazhdanin, 1907, 1908

Ilinden, 1907, 1908

Ilyustratsia Ilinden, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1939

Istoricheski Pregled, 1963, 1964

Izgrev, 1901, 1945

Kambana, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1915

Konstitutsionna Zarya, 1908

Makedono-Odrinski Pregled, 1906

Makedonska Misŭl, 1945, 1946

Makedonski Glas, 1885

Mir, 1903, 1907, 1915

Narodna Kultura, 1982

Narodna Volya, 1909

Nov Vek, 1907

Nova Balkanska Tribuna, 1915

 

 

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Novo Vreme, 1901, 1905, 1908

Odrinski Glas, 1908

Otechestven Front, 1982

Otechestvo, 1909

Pirinsko Delo, 1944 onwards

Proletariy, 1907, 1908

Pryaporets, 1907

Rabotnichesky Vestnik, 1907, 1915

Reformi, 1905

Revolyutsionen List, 1904, 1905, 1906

Sŭvremenna misŭl, 1915

Utro, 1913

Vecherna Poshta, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908

Vreme, 1908

 Zemedelsko Zname, 1949

 

BRITISH:

 

Daily Chronicle, 1909

Daily Express, 1912

Daily Graphic, 1902, 1908, 1909

Daily Mail, 1912

Daily News, 1903, 1908, 1909, 1912

Manchester Guardian, 1908, 1909

Times, 1895, 1903, 1908

 


 

 

Published Books

 

Aliev, G: Turtsia v periode pravleniya Mladoturtsev, 1908-1912 Moscow 1972

 

Anastasov, Yurdan: Yané Sandansky. Sofia 1966

 

Andonov-Poljanski, Hristo (editor): Gotsé Delchev. Vol III, Skopje 1972

 

Blagoev, Dimitŭr: Sŭchineniya Vol XX, Sofia 1964

 

Blake, Robert: Disraeli London

 

Brailsford, H.N.: Macedonia—its races and their future. London 1906

 

Buckle, G.E.: The Life of Benjamin Disraeli. Vol VI. London 1920

 

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Institute of History): Gotsé Delchevspomeni, dokumenti, materiali. Sofia 1978

 

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: Dokumenti za bŭlgarskoto vŭzrazhdane ot arhiva na Stefan Verkovich. Sofia 1969

 

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: Makedonia—sbornik ot dokumenti i materiali. Sofia 1978

English edition: Macedonia—Documents and Material. Sofia 1978

 

 

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Buxton, Charles Roden: Turkey in Revolution. London 1908

 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Report of the International Commission to inquire into the causes and conduct of the Balkan Wars. Washington 1914

 

Constant, Stephan: Foxy Ferdinand—Tsar of Bulgaria. London 1979

 

Deliradev, Pavel: Makedonskiyat vŭpros i Sotsialnata Demokratsia. Sliven 1907

                             Yané Sandansky. Sofia 1946

 

Dumbalakov, Mihail: Prez plamutsi na zhivota i revolyutsia. Vol I, Sofia 1933

 

Filyanov, Iliya: Po stŭpkite na Yané—Pirinskiya orel. Sofia 1972

 

Gotsev, Dimitŭr: Natsionalno-osvoboditelnata borba v Makedonia, 1912-1915. Sofia 1981

 

Hristov, Georgi: See Pophristov, Georgi

 

Hristov, Hristo: Agrarnite otnosheniya v Makedonia prez XIX i nachaloto na XX v. Sofia 1964

 

Katsarov, Prof. T, and Kepov, I: Dokumenti po Kresnenskoto vŭstanie. Sofia 1940

 

Kazasov, Dimo: Ulitsi, Hora, Subitiya. Sofia 1968

 

Konstantinov, Hristo: Starika. Sofia 1935

 

Kostentsev, Arseni: Spomeni. Sofia 1917

 

Kostov, Stoyan: Pod roden flag. Sofia 1967

 

Kŭnchev, Vasil: Izbrani proizvedeniya. Sofia 1970

 

Kyosev, Dino (editor): Gotsé Delchev—Pisma i drugi materiali. Sofia 1967

 

Lazarkov, Nikola: Spomeni iz robskoto minalo na grad Dupnitsa i selata mu. Dupnitsa 1925

 

MacDermott, Mercia: Freedom or Death—The Life of Gotsé Delchev. London 1978

 

Madol, Hans Roger: Ferdinand of Bulgaria. London 1933

 

Matov, Hristo: Za svoyata revolyutsionna deynost. Sofia 1928

 

McCullugh, Francis: The Fall of Abdul Hamid. London 1910

 

Medzhidiev, Asen: Istoriya na grad Stanké Dimitrov (Dupnitsa) i pokrayninata mu ot XIV vek do 1912-1963. 1966

 

Miletich, Lyubomir: Materiali za istoriyata na Makedonskoto osvoboditelno dvizhenie. The nine volumes of the work consist of the reminiscences of persons active in the Macedonian revolutionary movement, recorded by Prof. Miletich. The volumes referred to in the present work are:

        Vol V Spomeni na Damé Gruev, Boris Sarafov i Ivan Garvanov (The memoirs of the three men mentioned). Sofia 1927

        Vol VII Dvizhenieto otsam Vardara i borbata s vŭrhovistite (Memoirs of Yané Sandansky and others). Sofia 1927

        Vol VIII Spomeni na Gyorcho Petrov (Memoirs of Gyorché Petrov. Sofia 1927

 

 

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        Vol IX V Makedonia i Odrinsko (Memoirs of Mihail Gerdzhikov)

        Pŭrviyat Tsentralen komitet (Memoirs of Dr Hristo Tatarchev). Sofia 1928

 

Moore, Frederick: The Macedonian Committees and the Insurrection. (Article in The Balkan Question, edited by Luigi Villari. London 1905)

 

Paleologue, Maurice: The Tragic Empress. Intimate Conversations with theEmpress Eugenie. London 1928

 

Pandev, Konstantin: Natsionalno-osvoboditelnoto dvizhenie v Makedonia i Odrinsko. 1878-1903. Sofia 1979

 

Pears, Sir Edwin: Life of Abdul Hamid. London 1917

 

Penchev, Petko: Po nashite sporni vŭprosi. Sofia 1906

 

Petrosyan, Y.A.: Mladoturetskoe dvizhenie (vtoraya polovina XIX—nachalo XX v. Moscow 1971

 

Popgeorgiev, Yordan, and Shishkov, S.: Bulgarite v Sersko pole. Sofia 1918

 

Pophristov, Georgi: Revolyutsionnata borba v Bitolskiya okrug. Sofia 1953

 

Sharkov, Vasil: Grad Gorna Dzhumaya. Minalo i dnes. 1930

 

Silyanov, Hristo: Osvoboditelnite borbi na Makedonia. Vol II. Sofia 1943

 

Smith, A.D.H.: Fighting the Turk in the Balkans. London 1908

 

Sonnichsen, Albert: Confessions of a Macedonian Bandit. New York 1909

 

Shpilkova, V.: Mladoturetskaya revolyutsia. 1908-1909. Moscow 1977

 

Strashimirov, Anton: Kniga za Bŭlgarite. Sofia 1918

 

Todorov, G.D.: Vremenno rusko upravlenie v Bulgaria prez 1877-1879. Sofia 1958

 

Tomov, Lazar: Spomeni za pevolyutsionnata deinost v Serskiya okrug. Sofia 1953

 

Vlahov, Tushé: Kriza v bŭlgarsko-turskite otnosheniya, 1895-1908. Sofia 1977

 

Wyon, Reginald: The Balkans from Within. London 1904

 

Yavorov, Peyu: Sŭchineniya. Vol III. Sofia 1965

 

Yurukov, Mircho: Blagoevgrad—Kratŭk istoricheski ocherk. 1964

 

 


 

Theses

 

Sherman, Laura Beth: dissertation subsequently published as Fire on the Mountain.

 

Pŭrvanov, Georgi: Sŭzdavane i deynost na Sŭyuz na bŭlgarskite konstitutsionni klubove. 1908-1909. Faculty of History, Sofia University 1982

 

Tasev, Hristo: Prosvetnoto delo v Melnishkiya kray pres XIX v I nachaloto na XX vek.

 

Yordanov, Lyubomir Spirov: Duhovna kultura i folklor na selo Vlahi, Blagoevgradski okrŭg

 

 

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