For instance, the first edition of the History of the Macedonian People included a chapter on Ancient Macedonia. In the 1990's more emphasis in the historical narrative was given to the ancient Macedonian history.
(8) Despite scholarly fascination with Alexander the Great and Philip II, specialists of ancient history and archaeology and the general public alike have tended to treat ancient Macedonia as an isolated land of swampy plains and mountains.
The lead article discusses the dramatic changes in scholarly emphasis of the last 30 years that have brought ancient Macedonia to the fore, in particular increased attention to the role played by Alexander the Great's father.
Further, the northwest and sections of the western region of the Republic of Macedonia, an area that is predominantly ethnic Albanian, themselves lie outside what is commonly considered the boundaries of ancient Macedonia. Further, as an example of how boundaries in Southeast Europe have become a geographical palimpsest, the villages of Debar, Kicevo, and Tetovo in Macedonia were part of the Kosovo "frontier" from 1913 to 1944 yet today comprise the western boundaries of Macedonia.