Sofia - 120 years as capital of Bulgaria

SOFIA – 120 YEARS AS CAPITAL OF BULGARIA

The legend still lives on

LIFE THROUGH THE MILLENNIA

- The town: from Serdonpolis to Sofia

- Serdica on its coins

- The stone chronicle of Serdica

- The medieval goldsmith's trade of Sofia

- Sofia and its inhabitants in the fifteenth to seventeenth century

- Sofia in the eighteenth century

- Economic life in Sofia during the period of the National Revival

- Communal self- government prior to the Liberation

- The status of the Sofia Municipality (1878-1998)

- The mayors

- Administrative and political functions

- Sofia in the eyes of Konstantin Ireček

- The beginnings of the new century

- The first ones

- Festive Sofia

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

- In Boyana's church

- Monasteries of Sofia and the surroundings

- The saints of Sofia

- Cultural and literary processes in Sofia during the National Revival period

- Literary periodicals, circles, saloons and cafes in Sofia

- Sofia in the memoir literature

- Sofia in the works of Bulgarian writers after the Liberation

- Bulgarian music in its newest history

- The desire for great music

- Misadventures on the musical stage

- The capital and the modern in the popular music

- Artistic life in Sofia (1879- 1944)

- The State School for Drawing: The Academy of Arts

- The theatrical Sofia (1930 - 1998)

- Cinema addresses

- The museums: a bridge between past and future

- Establishing modern education in Sofia (1878 - 1945)

- St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

- Sofia as the centre of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

- St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library

- Donation and charity (1878 - 1944)

TOWN PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE

- The elite house of Sofia (1878 - 1920)

- National romantic secession

- Public buildings in the period from the Liberation till 1920

-Architecture between the two world wars

-The gardens of Sofia

- Contemporary town- planning development (1938 - 1999)

- Historicism and modernity

- The ‘new face’ of Sofia architecture

- There is nothing bigger than Sofia ...

LITERATURE ON SOFIA

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