Balkans A Short History

ISBN-10: 081296621X
ISBN-13: 9780812966213
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mark Mazower
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Description: Throughout history, the Balkans have been a crossroads, a zone of endless military, cultural, and economic mixing and clashing between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy. In this highly acclaimed short history, Mark  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Throughout history, the Balkans have been a crossroads, a zone of endless military, cultural, and economic mixing and clashing between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy. In this highly acclaimed short history, Mark Mazower sheds light on what has been called the tinderbox of Europe, whose troubles have ignited wider wars for hundreds of years. Focusing on events from the emergence of the nation-state onward, The Balkans reveals with piercing clarity the historical roots of current conflicts and gives a landmark reassessment of the region’s history, from the world wars and the Cold War to the collapse of communism, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the continuing search for stability in southeastern Europe.

Mark Mazower is a professor of history at Princeton University and has recently been appointed professor of history at Birkbeck College, London. He is the author of several books, most recently Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century.

Acknowledgments
List of Maps
Chronology
Introduction: Names
The Land and Its Inhabitants
Before the Nation
Eastern Questions
Building the Nation-State
Epilogue: On Violence
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Index

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