From the correspondence and diary entries of Konstantin Jirecek it is clear that the beginning of his stay in post-war Bulgaria, where he participated in restoration of Bulgarian educational system and scholarship between 1879 and 1884, were gruesome. He had to overcome not only harsh physical conditions, but also his inner disapproval with some political and religious circumstances and waged a war against bureaucracy. Although he had many friends in Bulgaria, enjoyed a good relationship with the country and had merit in post-war Bulgarian education, he viewed many issues with his inborn scepticism and pessimism.
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