Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans

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The dramatic, tumultuous, often tragic human events that erupted in the Balkan Peninsula following the collapse of communism between 1989 and 1991 have captured the Western world's attention throughout the past decade. The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans provides 50 two-color, full-page maps, each accompanied by a facing page of explanatory text. These maps illustrate key moments in Balkans history in a way that is immediate and comprehensible, making it come alive. Students will regard it as a useful reference, and general readers will enjoy it for its clarity and wealth of information.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Praise for A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe: . . . a useful text and library reference. Hupchick’s descriptions are lucid, and Cox’s cartography is clear and well-coordinated with the narrative . . . crucial publication on East Central Europe and the Balkans that can serve as a supplemental volume or stand alone as a short text.” —Nationalities Papers

“A valuable tool for the classroom and the general public.” —Multicultural Review

“A well organized, easy-to-use set of 50 maps . . . well-written . . . A welcome publication . . .” —Choice

“An admirable summary of the history of the area, tracing the complex ethnic and cultural interactions of the peoples of Eastern Europe. It also offers an excellent background for the understanding of the current problems experienced in the region. . . Recommended for collections of all types. . .” —Booklist

This atlas is an invaluable addition to public and academic libraries and is highly recommended.

-American Reference Books Annual

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312239701
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 803,429
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis P. Hupchick is an associate professor of history at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the East European and Russian Studies Program. He is the author of Conflict and Chaos in Eastern Europe, Culture and History in Eastern Europe, co-author of The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, author of The Balkans, and The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century. He has edited a number of scholarly books and has authored numerous articles on Bulgarian and Balkan history. He is a past-president of the Bulgarian Studies Association and was a Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria in 1989.

Harold E. Cox is professor and chair of the department of history at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. He is the former editor of Pennsylvania Historyand has written extensively on the history of urban transportation and the development of inner cities in the nineteenth century. He has created historical maps for various publications since the early 1950s.

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Table of Contents

General Key to the Maps
Introductory Maps
1 Physical
2 Political, 2001
3 Natural Resources
4 Demographic
5 Cultural
Era of Byzantine Hegemony, 600-1355
6 The East Roman Balkans, Late 6th Century
7 Avar, Slav, and Bulgar Invasions, 7th Century
8 Rise of the First Bulgarian Empire, 7th-10th Centuries
9 Fall of the First Bulgarian Empire, Mid-10th-Early 11th Centuries
10 Rise of Medieval Croatia, 10th-12th Centuries
11 The Balkans, Late 12th Century
12 Crusades in the Balkans, Late 11th-Early 13th Centuries
13 The Balkans after the Fourth Crusade, 1204-1214
14 Byzantium Resurrected, 1261-1328
15 Rise of the Romanian Principalities, Mid-13th-14th Centuries
16 Rise of Medieval Bosnia, 13th-14th Centuries
17 Rise of Medieval Serbia, 13th-Mid-14th Centuries
18 Political Fragmentation, Mid-14th Century
Era of Ottoman Domination, 1355-1804
19 Ottoman Expansion in the Balkans, Mid-14th-Early 16th Centuries
20 Fall of Constantinople, 1453 (and Ottoman Istanbul)
21 Apex of Ottoman Expansion, Mid-16th Century
22 Ottoman Millet Organization, Mid-16th-17th Centuries
23 Habsburg Croatian-Slavonian Military Border, 17th-18th Centuries
24 The Ottoman Balkans, Late 17th-18th Centuries
Era of Romantic Nationalism, 1804-1878
25 Emergence of Modern Balkan States, 1804-1862
26 The Balkan Crisis of 1875-1876
27 The "San Stefano" Balkans, March 1878
28 The "Berlin" Balkans, July 1878
Era of Nation-State Nationalism, 1878-1944
29 Balkan State Territorial Expansion, 1881-1886
30 The Macedonian Question
31 The Balkans, 1908
32 Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1908-1914
33 The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913
34 World War I in the Balkans
35 The Post-Versailles/Lausanne Balkans, 1923
36 Yugoslavia, 1929-1941
37 Post-Trianon Romania, 1920-1938
38 The Transylvanian Question
39 Bulgaria, 1919-1940
40 Greece, 1923-1941
41 Albania, 1921-1939
42 The Balkans, 1939-1940
43 World War II - The 1941 Balkan Campaign
44 The Axis-Dominated Balkans, 1941-1944
Era of Communist Domination, 1944-1991
45 Balkan Cominform States, 1945-1947
46 The Greek Civil War, 1946-1949
47 Splits in Communism, 1948-1960
48 Collapse of Communism, 1989-1991
Era of Post-Communism, 1991-Present
49 Wars of Yugoslav Succession, 1991-1995
50 The Kosovo Crisis, 1999
Selected Bibliography
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