Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism / Edition 1
  • Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism / Edition 1
  • Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism / Edition 1

Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism / Edition 1

by Dennis P. Hupchick
     
 

The tragedies of Bosnia and Kosovo are often explained away as the unchangeable legacy of "centuries-old hatreds." In this richly detailed, expertly balanced chronicle of the Balkans across fifteen centuries, Dennis Hupchick sets a complicated record straight. Organized around the three great civilizations of the region--Western European, Orthodox Christian, and

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The tragedies of Bosnia and Kosovo are often explained away as the unchangeable legacy of "centuries-old hatreds." In this richly detailed, expertly balanced chronicle of the Balkans across fifteen centuries, Dennis Hupchick sets a complicated record straight. Organized around the three great civilizations of the region--Western European, Orthodox Christian, and Muslim--this is a much-needed guide to the political, social, cultural, and religious threads of Balkan history--with a clear, convincing account of the reasons for nationalist violence and terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403964175
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

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• Introduction: Land, People, and Culture
Part I: Era of Byzantine Hegemony, 600-1355
• East Romans, Slavs, and Bulgars
• The First Bulgarian Empire
• Byzantium Declines
• Serbia Preeminent
• Further Readings: Part One
Part II: Era of Ottoman Domination, 1355-1804
• Ottoman Conquest
• The “Ottoman System”
• The Balkan Peoples Under the Ottomans
• Ottoman Destabilization
• Further Readings: Part Two
Part III: Era of Romantic Nationalism, 1804-1878
• The Rise of Romantic Nationalism
• Revolutions and Resurrected States
• Ottoman “Reform” Efforts
• The “Eastern Question”
• Further Readings: Part Three
Part IV: Era of Nation-State Nationalism, 1878-1944
• Early Nation-States
• National Conflicts
• World War I and Versailles
• The Interwar Years and World War II
• Further Readings: Part Four
Part V: Era of Socialist Domination, 1945-1991
• Communist Takeover
• The Greek Exception
• Splits in Socialism
• Communist Decline and Collapse
• Further Readings: Part V

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