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The great cauldron : a history of southeastern Europe

Author: Marie-Janine Calic; Elizabeth Janik
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We often think of the Balkans as a region beset by turmoil and backwardness, but from late antiquity to the present it has been a dynamic meeting place of cultures and religions. Combining deep insight with narrative flair, The Great Cauldron invites us to reconsider the history of this intriguing, diverse region as essential to the story of global Europe. Marie-Janine Calic reveals the many ways in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Janine Calic; Elizabeth Janik
ISBN: 9780674983922 0674983920
OCLC Number: 1057241881
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 724 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Southeastern Europe before 1500 --
Rise of the Ottoman Empire --
Challenges of the Ancien Regime --
The age of global revolutions --
Toward the nation-state --
Imperialism and crisis --
From the Balkan Wars to the Second World War --
Globalization and fragmentation --
Conclusion: Southeastern Europe and the world.
Other Titles: Südosteuropa.
Responsibility: Marie-Janine Calic ; translated by Elizabeth Janik.

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There has long been a need for a comprehensive, new history of Europe's controversial quadrant. Calic's lucid, authoritative account, from ancient times and ethnic origins to warfare and recovery Read more...

 
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