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The Balkan wars : conquest, revolution, and retribution from the Ottoman era to the twentieth century and beyond

Author: André Gerolymatos
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
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An examination of the Balkan region probes the history behind the hatred tearing the region apart, traveling back seven centuries to explore the roots of ethnic strife in Southeastern Europe.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gerolymatos, André.
Balkan wars.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)606799065
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: André Gerolymatos
ISBN: 0465027326 9780465027323 0465027318 9780465027316
OCLC Number: 49323460
Description: xviii, 297 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Memory of terror --
Assassination, martyrdom, and betrayal --
The Ottoman era: the birth of Balkan mythology --
Bandits with attitude --
Ethnicity versus the nation-state --
Fire, sword, and blood: the birth of the Balkan state --
Intractable boundaries: Balkan battlefields --
Epilogue: A wedding in Sarajevo, 1992.
Responsibility: André Gerolymatos.
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A sweeping history of the Balkans that probes the ancient roots of the genocidal passions in modern Europe's most volatile region.  Read more...

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