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The Balkans : nationalism, war, and the Great Powers, 1804-1999

Author: Misha Glenny
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century gives readers the essential historical background to recent events in this war-torn area. No other book covers the entire region, or offers such profound insights into the roots of Balkan violence, or explains so vividly the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania. Misha Glenny presents  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Misha Glenny
ISBN: 0140233776 9780140233773
OCLC Number: 47930251
Description: xxvi, 726 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: A confederacy of peasants: rebellion and revolution, 1804-66 --
The realm of ruins: reform and decay, 1839-78 --
A maze of conspiracy: the southern Balkans, 1878-1914 --
The empire of illusions: the northern Balkans, 1878-1914 --
A house of wars: war and peace, 1914-24 --
The palaces of deceit: the royal dictatorships, 1923-41 --
City of the dead: occupation, genocide, liberation, civil war, 1941-9 --
Prisons of history: Communism and militarism, 1949-89 --
Epilogue: The Balkan vortex: nationalism, war and NATO, 1989-99.
Responsibility: Misha Glenny.

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"This unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century gives readers the essential historical background to recent events in this war-torn area. No other book covers the entire region, or offers such profound insights into the roots of Balkan violence, or explains so vividly the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania. Misha Glenny presents a lucid and fair-minded account of each national group in the Balkans and its struggle for statehood. The narrative is studded with sharply observed portraits of kings, guerrillas, bandits, generals, and politicians. Glenny also explores the often catastrophic relationship between the Balkans and the Great Powers, raising some disturbing questions about Western intervention. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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