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“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Prof. Marin Devedzhiev: Founder of Academic Geography in Veliko Tarnovo


Authors:
Atanas Dermendzhiev St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

Pages: 358-366

Abstract:

The article is dedicated to one of the most prominent representatives of geographical thought in Bulgaria – Prof. Marin Devedzhiev, Dr. Habil, whose 100th anniversary we celebrate in 2022. Prof. Devedzhiev is the founder and first head of the Department of Geography at the Faculty of History of St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo. His contribution as a scientist and administrative head of various educational, public, and administrative structures in Bulgaria is highlighted. Through the historico-geographical approach, the scientific research fields are distinguished in which Marin Devedzhiev has published over 800 studies. The sectoral ‘dissection’ of his scientific profile includes: geodemography and geourbanism, geography of transport and geopolitics, and geography of service, history, economics. Also, the scientist’s theoretical, methodological, and practical contributions to the socio-economic prosperity of Bulgaria are outlined.

Keywords:

geodemography and geourbanism; geography of transport and geopolitics; geography of service; history; economy.

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