The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913 (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2005 - History - 140 pages
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"There has broken out and is now in progress a war which is generally regarded as the greatest of all time-a war already involving five of the six Great Powers and three of the smaller nations of Europe as well as Japan and Turkey..."So opens this second edition of the classic history published mere months after the first in 1914 and prompted by the rapidly devolving global political situation. Students of World War I and war reportage will find a stunning immediacy and a journalistic urgency in this recounting of a war that turned out to be but a mere skirmish preceding a much larger conflagration, told by a diplomat on the scene: the author, a former philosophy professor, served as U.S. minister to Greece and Montenegro during the Balkan Wars.AUTHOR BIO: JACOB GOULD SCHURMAN (1854-1942) was born on Prince Edward Island and educated in Britain and Germany, but spent much of his life in the service of government and education in the United States. In 1892, he was named Cornell University's third President, and during his 28-year tenure advanced the causes of academic freedom and intellectual liberalism. His wide-ranging diplomatic missions-embarked upon during his years as Cornell's president-took him around the globe to postings in the Pacific, Europe, and China.
  

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this book show the trend in politics in the end of the ninetieth century and the beginning of the twentieth century , in the Balkan case this troubled place of world which have many different cultures that clash together , this book have been written from about a century and in less than a century the Balkan problems came to face again . the writer talked about politics in that part of world , and he was very politician that he showed the politics of his own in the contest of the book , he didn't write about it as a researcher or unbiased analyst ,i don't have any comment on this work but the saying that " politics got no religion" 

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Page 9 - Preslav to Sofia, Voden and Prespa successively, and finally to Ochrida. The national power reached its zenith under Simeon (893927), a monarch distinguished in the arts of war and peace. In his reign, says Gibbon, " Bulgaria assumed a rank among the civilized powers of the earth." His dominions extended from the Black Sea to the Adriatic, and from the borders of Thessaly to the Save and the Carpathians. Having become the most powerful monarch in eastern Europe, Simeon assumed the style of " Emperor...
Page 7 - By the end of the seventeenth century the Turks had been driven out of...

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