The Balkan Economies c.1800-1914: Evolution without Development

The Balkan Economies c.1800-1914: Evolution without Development

by Michael R. Palairet
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521522560

ISBN-13: 9780521522564

Pub. Date: 11/13/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Balkan Economies c. 1800-1914 is a strongly revisionist book that compares the economic progress of Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia in the century before World War One. Native language primary sources are used to argue that these territories probably experienced economic decline rather than growth, at least from the mid-nineteenth century.

Overview

The Balkan Economies c. 1800-1914 is a strongly revisionist book that compares the economic progress of Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia in the century before World War One. Native language primary sources are used to argue that these territories probably experienced economic decline rather than growth, at least from the mid-nineteenth century. But far from hindering development, Ottoman rule made possible more progress than successive governments. This in-depth study promises to be the definitive economic history of the Balkans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521522564
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series, #6
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables; Preface; Part I. The Balkan Economies during the Ottoman Period to 1878: 1. Balkan population 1790–1914; 2. The Balkans under the Ottomans 1800–1860s: institutional change and economic progress; 3. Agriculture and industry in Ottoman Bulgaria in the twilight of Ottoman rule; 4. Serbia 1815–75: institutions, resources and market forces; 5. Bosnia and Montenegro before 1878; 6. The Ottoman Balkans and free Serbia: economic conditions and 'renascence'; Part II. Economic Decline and Political Freedom 1878–1914: 7. Bulgaria after 1878: origins of productive decline; 8. Bosnia and Montenegro: political change and economic development 1878–1914; 9. The Balkan textile industries 1878–1914: markets, technology, labour; 10. Serbia and Bulgaria 1878–1914: modernization and productive decline; 11. Economic change in Macedonia and Thrace 1878–1914; 12. Summary and conclusions; Bibliography.

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