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Old 06-20-2018, 11:45 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by TrueMacedonian View Post
Iím in disagreement. I donít think you can point to a timeframe as I believe it is even earlier than 1860.

Exhibit A:

http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum...ead.php?t=1204


Exhibit B:

http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum...ead.php?t=1287

I agree, you can't put an exact date on things like this. Friedman never provided evidence as to why he suggested the 1860s, its possible this was merely a passing rough estimate or when he believed the existence of a Macedonian identity by this point was undenaible. The earliest reference to "Macedonianism" is from the 1860s I believe.
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