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Balkan smoke : tobacco and the making of modern Bulgaria

Author: Mary Neuburger
Publisher: Ithaca : N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In writing the life of tobacco in Bulgaria from the late Ottoman period through the years of Communist rule, Neuburger gives us much more than the cultural history of a commodity; she provides a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Neuburger
ISBN: 9780801450846 0801450845
OCLC Number: 866820435
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Barbara S. Jelavich Book Prize given.
Description: x, 307 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Contents: Coffeehouse babble : smoking and sociability in the long nineteenth century --
No smoke without fire : tobacco and transformation, 1878-1914 --
From the Orient Express to the Sofia café : smoke and propriety in the interwar years --
Asenovgrad fortress : the biography of a tobacco cooperative between the world wars --
From leaf to ash : Bulgarians, Jews, Germans and the Second World War --
Smoke-filled rooms : places to light up in communist Bulgaria --
Smokes for big brother : Bulgartabak and tobacco under communism
Responsibility: Mary C. Neuburger.
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