The Great Cauldron: A History of Southeastern Europe

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Harvard University Press, Jun 10, 2019 - History - 660 pages
We often think of the Balkans as a region beset by turmoil and backwardness, but from late antiquity to the present it has been a dynamic meeting place of cultures and religions. Marie-Janine Calic invites us to reconsider the history of this intriguing, diverse region as essential to the story of global Europe.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Southeastern Europe before 1500
9
2 Rise of the Ottoman Empire
69
3 Challenges of the Ancien Régime
137
4 The Age of Global Revolutions
196
5 Toward the NationState
252
6 Imperialism and Crisis
313
7 From the Balkan Wars to the Second World War
389
Southeastern Europe and the World
548
Chronology
563
Glossary
571
Notes
575
Works Cited
635
Acknowledgments
707
Index
709
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8 Globalization and Fragmentation
466

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Marie-Janine Calic is Professor of Eastern and Southeastern European History at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She served as a political adviser to the Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe in Brussels and for the UN Special Representative for the Former Yugoslavia in Zagreb. She also worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague, and the Conflict Prevention Network of the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels. Calic has published and lectured extensively about the Balkans and is a regular commentator on Balkan affairs for the German media.

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