The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2012: New and Updated

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House of Anansi, Sep 5, 2012 - History - 800 pages
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From the bestselling author of McMafia and DarkMarket comes this unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century which gives readers the essential historical background to more than one hundred years of events in this war-torn area. No other book covers the entire region, or offers such profound insights into the roots of Balkan violence, or explains so vividly the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania. Now updated to include the fall of Slobodan Milosevic, the capture of all indicted war criminals from the Yugoslav wars and each state's quest for legitimacy in the European Union, The Balkans explores the often catastrophic relationship between the Balkans and the Great Powers, raising some disturbing questions about Western intervention.

 

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User Review  - rnsulentic - LibraryThing

This is a good introduction to the history of the Balkans starting in 1804. As Bismark is supposed to have said "It's always some damn thing in the Balkans" and Glenny documents the Great Power ... Read full review

THE BALKANS: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804-1999

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A sorely needed and authoritative history of the Balkan peninsula.The popular media have oversimplified the omnipresent Balkan crisis for the public, according to BBC correspondent-turned-historian ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18

Section 9
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About the author (2012)

MISHA GLENNY is a British journalist and specialist on Eastern and Southeastern Europe and international organized crime. His coverage of the fall of Communism led to his first book, The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy. His other highly acclaimed books are The Fall of Yugoslavia and The Balkans. Glenny has also written for the New York Times, the New York Book Review, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently a political consultant on South Eastern Europe and divides his time between London, Brighton, and the region.

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