The Balkans

The Balkans

A Short History

Book - 2002
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Throughout history, the Balkans have been a crossroads, a zone of endless military, cultural, and economic mixing and clashing between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy. In this highly acclaimed short history, Mark Mazower sheds light on what has been called the tinderbox of Europe, whose troubles have ignited wider wars for hundreds of years. Focusing on events from the emergence of the nation-state onward, The Balkans reveals with piercing clarity the historical roots of current conflicts and gives a landmark reassessment of the region's history, from the world wars and the Cold War to the collapse of communism, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the continuing search for stability in southeastern Europe.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002, c2000.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780812966213
Branch Call Number: 949.6 Maz 3701wd 1
949.6 Maz 3701ir 1
949.6 Maz 3701ga 1
949.6 Maz 3701wo 1
Characteristics: xliii, 190 pages : maps.


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Jul 15, 2015

Of several Balkans books I've read over many years, this is far and away the most sensible one I've read. Very good explanations of many things.

I started reading about the Balkans when our troops went there a few years ago, since I basically knew nothing about the area. Now I know a lot more.

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