A History of the Balkans 1804-1945

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Routledge, Sep 25, 2014 - History - 384 pages
The Balkans have often been a flashpoint of conflict in European history. The recent civil war has torn the country apart and the region faces an uncertain future. This authoritative study provides an account of the history of the whole area from the first major nationalist rising against its Ottoman rulers in 1804 to the aftermath of World War II. Covering the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania , it provides a Balkan-wide overview as well as histories of specific states and sets the context to the recent conflict.
 

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Pavlowitch combines a detailed grasp of history, encyclopaedic knowledge and a genuine affection for the Balkan countries into this impressive overview, with clear attention for the larger trends, yet ... Read full review

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The awakening of nationalities 180430
23
3 Selfrule constitutions and revolutions 183056
45
4 The Balkan states under loosened power control 185678
72
5 The imperial Balkans through crises and reforms 185678
95
6 From the Congress of Berlin to 1900 Part 1
115
7 From the Congress of Berlin to 1900 Part 2
137
8 The tail end of the nineteenth century 190014 Part 1
162
The winners
249
13 The 1930s Part 1
269
14 The 1930s Part 2
288
15 The Second World War 193945
307
16 Conclusion
331
Guide to further reading
340
Glossary
347
Maps
351

9 The tail end of the nineteenth century 190014 Part 2
186
10 The First World War and the Paris peace settlement 191420
208
The losers
230

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