The Establishment of the Balkan National States, 1804-1920
University of Washington Press, Sep 20, 2012 - History - 374 pages
This highly readable and thoroughly researched volume offers an excellent account of the development of seven Balkan peoples during the nineteenth and the first part of the twentieth centuries. Professors Charles and Barbara Jelavich have brought their rich knowledge of the Albanians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Greeks, Romanians, Serbians, and Slovenes to bear on every aspect of the area s history--political, diplomatic, economic, social and cultural.
It took more than a century after the first Balkan uprising, that of the Serbians in 1804, for the Balkan people to free themselves from Ottoman and Habsburg rule. The Serbians and the Greeks were the first to do so; the Albanians, the Croatians, and the Slovenes the last. For each people the national revival took its own form and independence was achieved in its own way. The authors explore the contrasts and similarities among the peoples, within the context of the Ottoman Empire and Europe.
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Typically for Western author, the accent again is on Greece, Serbia and Romania, while the facts about Bulgaria are nearly not mentioned. Because of that we still have problems here on the Balkans...The most bigger, powerful and cultural Medieval Kingdom on Balkans, except Romans is neglected... Its story is neglected and manipulated by the neighbors, who had suffered.
Yes, we was behind the Iron Wall and the data was hard to find, but all is free now and the National Archive is connected with Wikipedia. Do that to have peace!
The Serbian Revolution
The Greek Revolution
The Autonomous Serbian State
The Greek Kingdom
Wallachia and Moldavia before 1853
The United Principalities to 1876 1 14
Autonomous Bulgaria to 1896
Internal Political Developments to 1914
The Expulsion of the Ottoman Empire from Europe
The Establishment of Albania
Balkan Nationalities in the Habsburg Empire
Balkan Cultural Developments
The First World War
The Postwar Settlements
The Bulgarian National Movement to 1876
The Crisis of the Seventies