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A history of Eastern Europe : crisis and change

Author: Robert Bideleux; Ian Jeffries
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While mainly focusing on the modern era - the effects of ethnic nationalism, fascism and communism - this history also offers revisionist coverage of topics such as the Hussite Revolution, and the rise and decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bideleux; Ian Jeffries
ISBN: 0415161118 9780415161114 0415161126 9780415161121 0203007255 9780203007259
OCLC Number: 36582157
Description: xii, 685 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: South-eastern europe before the Ottomans --
The rise of the Ottoman Empire --
The seeds of Ottoman decline --
The decay of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of Balkan 'national' states --
The vicissitudes of Poland --
The rise and decline of the kingdom of Hungary --
The kingdom of Bohemia and the Hussite heritage --
The rise of the Habsburg Empire --
An empire in crisis: east central Europe and the revolutions of 1848-49 --
The empire strikes back: 1849-1914 --
Capitalsm and the seeds of social revolution in Austria and Hungary --
War, nationalism and imperial disintegration --
The aftermath of the First World War --
The 1930s depression and its consequences --
The plight of the peasantry --
The failure of democracy --
The lure of fascism --
Fascism and the communists' new road to power in Europe. The Second World War and the expansion of communist power in East Central and South-eastern Europe --
National roads to socialism --
From the crisis of 1968 to the revolutions of 1989 --
Eastern Europe since 1989: the 'triple transition' --
The new East European economies: what is to be done? --
Conclusion. A tentative 'return to Europe'.
Responsibility: Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries.
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