Balkans since 1453

ISBN-10: 0814797660
ISBN-13: 9780814797662
Edition: 2000
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Description: with a new introduction by TRAIAN STOIANOVICH Virtually every scholar and teacher of Balkan history and civilization today began training with Stavrianos' seminal work. Not only was it the principal work of synthesis for several decades--in a field  More...

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 970
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

with a new introduction by TRAIAN STOIANOVICH Virtually every scholar and teacher of Balkan history and civilization today began training with Stavrianos' seminal work. Not only was it the principal work of synthesis for several decades--in a field which sorely lacked synthesis--but more significantly, it was, and remains, of considerable value because of its extensive coverage, clear organization, depth of analysis and readability. The Balkans Since 1453 has not only stood the test of time but remains the defining general work in the study of Balkan civilization. --Bernd J. Fischer, Indiana University Stavrianos embraces both the world and a comparative approach to history and society. The Balkans Since 1453 represents an itinerary in world history. It provides readers with a view of time and space from a Balkan perspective but also with a vision of how to look at other regions of the world, and how to perceive the world itself as a unit composed of diverse spatial, temporal, and cultural components. --Traian Stoianovich, from the introduction A monumental work of scholarship, The Balkans Since 1453 stands as one of the great accomplishments of European historiography. Long out of print, Stavrianos' opus both synthesizes the existing literature of Balkan studies since World War I and demonstrates the centrality of the Balkans to both European and world history, a centrality painfully apparent in recent years. At last, the cornerstone book for every student of Balkan history, culture and politics is now available once again.

Author's Preface (1958)
A Dialogic Introduction by Traian Stoianovich (1999)
Note on Spelling and Place Names
Introduction
The Land and the People
Location
Terrain
Rivers and Routes
Climate and Resources
People
Balkan and Western Ethnography
Nongeographic Forces
Historical Background
Greek Period
Macedon Dominates the Balkans
Rome Unites the Balkans
Rome to Byzantium
Coming of the Slavs
Medieval Balkan Empires
Eve of the Turkish Conquest
Byzantium in Retrospect
Age of Ottoman Ascendancy: To 1566
Coming of the Ottoman Turks: to 1402
Pre-Ottoman Turks
Osman: Founder of the Ottoman Empire
Bases of Ottoman Power
Orkhan Prepares for Conquest
State of Christendom
Crossing to Europe
Murad Defeats the South Slavs
Bayezid the Thunderbolt
Nicopolis Crusade
Timur the Lame
Conquest of the Balkans: 1403-1481
Ottoman Recovery
Murad II
Varna Crusade
Mohammed's Preparations
Fall of Constantinople
Aftermath
Mohammed Subjugates the Balkans
War with Venice
Ottoman Empire at Its Height: 1481-1566
Bayezid II
Selim I and the Trade Routes
Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe
Victory at Mohacs
Defeat at Vienna
Truce on the Danube
Persian and Mediterranean Expeditions
Ottoman Institutions
Lands and Peoples
Sultan and Slaves
Recruiting and Training of Slaves
Armed Forces and Administration
The Moslem Institution
The Divan
Status of Non-Moslems
Ottoman Culture
The Osmanli and the Turk
Balkan Peninsula under Ottoman Rule
Migrations of Peoples
Administration
Autonomous Regions
Patriarchate
Balkan Christianity
Folk Culture
Ecclesiastical Culture
"Pax Ottomanica"
Age of Ottoman Decline: 1566-1815
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
Degeneration of the Dynasty
Corruption of the Administration
Disintegration of the Armed Forces
Ruling Oligarchy
Economic Subservience to the West
Ottoman and Western Military Developments
Ottoman and Western Political Evolution
Western Science and Ottoman "Eyes of Oxen"
Plague Epidemics
Ottoman Decline in Retrospect
Balkan Peninsula during Ottoman Decline
Territorial Changes
Timar to Chiflik
Growth of Commerce and Industry
Political Developments
Passing of the Theocratic Age
Role of the Orthodox Church
Defeat by Austria: Recession to the Danube: 1566-1699
Selim II: 1566-1574
Rule of the Sultanas
War on the Danube
Murad IV: 1623-1640
Decline Continues: 1640-1656
Kiuprili Vizirs: 1656-1676
Russia and the Ukraine
Siege of Vienna: 1683
War of the Holy League: 1683-1699
Treaty of Karlowitz: 1699
Defeat by Russia: Recession to the Dniester: 1699-1792
Defeat of Peter the Great
Reconquest of the Peloponnesus
War with Austria (Passarowitz Treaty: 1718)
War with Austria and Russia (Belgrade Treaty: 1739)
Three Decades of Peace: 1739-1768
Catherine's First Turkish War: 1768-1774
Catherine's Second Turkish War: 1787-1792
Treaty of Sistova: 1791
Treaty of Jassy: 1792
Jassy and the Balkans
The Balkans, the French Revolution, and Napoleon: 1792-1815
French Rule in the Ionian Islands
Napoleon Invades Egypt: Balkan Repercussions
Selim Joins Napoleon: Balkan Repercussions
French in Dalmatia
Tilsit, Bucharest, Vienna
Balkan Aftermath
Age of Nationalism: 1815-1878
Dynamics of Balkan Politics: 1815-1878
Continued Ottoman Decline
Revolutionary Balkan Nationalism
Intervention by the Great Powers
The Serbian Revolution and the South Slavs to 1878
South Slavs under Foreign Rule (Slovenia, Croatia, Voivodina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia)
Belgrade Pashalik under Turkish Rule
Intellectual Awakening
Roots of Revolt
Course of the Revolt: 1804-1813
Winning of Autonomy: 1813-1830
Serbia under Milosh
Alexander Karageorge: 1842-1858
The Obrenoviches to 1878
Economic Development to 1878
Hapsburg Slavs to 1878
Greek Revolution and Independent Statehood to 1878
Greek Imperial World
Greek Peasant World
Economic Revival
National Awakening
Eve of Revolt
Revolution and Stalemate: 1821-1824
Foreign Intervention to Navarino: 1825-1827
Navarino to Independence
Political Developments to 1878
Economic Developments to 1878
Ottoman Reform and Near Eastern Crises: 1831-1852
Mahmud and the Janissaries
Near Eastern Crisis: 1831-1833
Near Eastern Crisis: 1839-1841
Reshid and the Reform Movement: 1839-1852
Crimean War: 1853-1856
Strategic and Commercial Background
Diplomatic Preliminaries
Holy Places Dispute
Steps to War
War
Treaty of Paris
Balkan and European Repercussions
Making of Rumania to 1878
Historical Background
Peasant Problem
Rise of Nationalism
Winning of Unity: 1856-1859
Economic Developments to 1878
Political Developments to 1878
Transylvania, Bukovina, and Bessarabia to 1878
Bulgarian Awakening to 1878
Turkish Rule
Greek Prelates
Regenerative Forces
Cultural Awakening
Bulgarian Exarchate
Revolutionary Movement
Reform and Revolution in the Ottoman Empire: 1856-1877
Nature of Reform Problem and of Balkan Politics
Failure of Reform in the Balkans
Revolution and Reaction in the Empire
Balkan Crisis and the Treaty of Berlin: 1878
European Background: Three Emperors' League
Balkan Background: First Balkan Alliance System
Revolt in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Failure of Mediation
War in the Balkans
Constantinople Conference
Russo-Turkish War
Treaty of San Stefano
Treaty of Berlin
Age of Imperialism and Capitalism: 1878-1914
Dynamics of Balkan Politics: 1878-1914
The New Imperialism
The New Capitalism
Making of Bulgaria: 1878-1914
Dynamics of Bulgarian Politics
Russia Fails in Bulgaria: 1878-1885
Unification of Bulgaria: 1885-1886
Abdication of Alexander: 1886
Ferdinand and Stambulov: 1887-1894
Bulgaria under Ferdinand: 1894-1914
Economic Development to 1914
Serbia and the South Slavs: 1878-1914
Austria's Tunis
The Last Obrenovich
Revolution and Revival
Economic Development
Hapsburg Slavs
Greece: 1878-1914
Pursuit of Irredentism
Crisis at Home
Recovery under Venizelos
Economic Developments
Rumania: 1878-1914
Aftermath of 1878: The 1883 Secret Alliance
Political Evolution
The Peasant Revolt
Economic Development
Irredentism and Foreign Policy
Albanian Awakening to 1914
Albania under the Turks
Albanian League
National Awakening
Struggle for Autonomy
William of Wied
Diplomatic Developments: 1878-1914
Aftermath of the Berlin Congress
Macedonian Problem
Macedonia, the Balkan States, and the Great Powers
Young Turk Revolt
Bosnian Crisis
Balkan League
First Balkan War
Second Balkan War
On the Eve
Age of War and Crisis: 1914--
Sarajevo and War: 1914-1918
The Murder
The Conspiracy
War
Serbia's Triumph
Dardanelles and Gallipoli
Bulgaria's Intervention
Occupation of Serbia
Rumanian Intervention
Greek Intervention
Allied Victory
Peace Settlement: 1918-1923
The Old Order Passes
Saint Germain Treaty
Trianon Treaty
Neuilly Treaty
Sevres Treaty
Turkish Revival
Greek Crisis
Greco-Turkish War
Lausanne Treaty
The New Balkans
The Dynamics of Balkan Politics: 1918-1939
Economic Trends (Land Distribution, Population Pressure, Low Productivity, External Pressures, Role of Governments, Failure of Industrialization, German Domination, Conclusion)
Social and Cultural Trends (Variations, Food and Housing, Health, Emigration, Education, State Administration)
Political Trends (Pattern, Agrarianism, Dictatorships, Communism)
Yugoslavia: 1918-1939
Seeds of Disunity: Centralism versus Federalism
Land Reform
Triumph of Centralism: 1921 Constitution
Political Pattern
Political Deadlock: 1921-1928
Alexander's Dictatorship: 1929-1934
Regency: 1934-1941
Eve of War
Economic Development
Social and Cultural Development
Bulgaria: 1918-1939
Stambuliski's Regime: 1918-1923
1923 Coup
Reaction: 1923-1934
Military and Royal Dictatorship: 1934-1939
Economic Development
Social and Cultural Development
Greece: 1918-1939
Republic Established: 1923-1928
Venizelist Rule: 1928-1933
Fall of the Republic: 1933-1935
Monarchy to Dictatorship: 1935-1936
Metaxas Dictatorship: 1936-1941
Economic Development
Social and Cultural Development
Rumania: 1918-1939
Land Reform: 1918-1921
Liberal Rule: 1922-1928
Peasant Rule: 1928-1930
Carol's Triumph: 1930-1938
Royal Dictatorship: 1938-1940
Economic Development
Social and Cultural Development
Albania: 1918-1939
Occupation: 1914-1918
Independence Regained: 1918-1920
Problems of Independence
Political Instability: 1920-1924
President Zog: 1925-1928
King Zog: 1928-1939
Italian Occupation
Economic Development
Social and Cultural Development
Diplomatic Developments: 1918-1941
French Alliance System: 1920-1927
Italian Alliance System: 1926-1930
Balkan Conferences: 1930-1933
Balkan Entente: 1934
Balkan Entente Undermined: 1934-1937
German Ascendancy: 1938-1939
Balkan Entente Destroyed: 1939-1940
Hitler's Fateful Decision: July 31, 1940
Italian-Greek War: 1940-1941
Operations Marita and Barbarossa: December, 1940
Hitler Intervenes: April 6, 1941
Swastika over the Balkans
Occupation, Resistance, and Liberation: 1941-1945
Pattern of Occupation and Resistance
Satellite Rumania
Satellite Bulgaria
Occupied Yugoslavia (Partition, First Resistance, Tito's Partisans, Mihailovich's Chetniks, Tito's Triumph, Partisan Administration)
Occupied Greece (Occupation and Partition, National Liberation Front [EAM], Nationalist Bands, Resistance Struggle, EAM Administration)
Occupied Albania
The New Spirit
Hidden War, Cold War, and Peace Settlement in 1947
British Agents and Balkan Guerrillas
"The Brute Issues"
Anglo-Russian Division of the Balkans: Summer, 1944
Red Army in Rumania and Bulgaria: Fall 1944
British Diplomacy in Yugoslavia and Greece: Fall, 1940
Division of the Balkans Confirmed: October, 1944
Crisis in Greece: November-December, 1944
Battle of Athens: December, 1944-January, 1945
Yalta
Yalta Violated
Peace Settlement
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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