The Great Cauldron: A History of Southeastern Europe
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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1 Southeastern Europe before 1500
2 Rise of the Ottoman Empire
3 Challenges of the Ancien Régime
4 The Age of Global Revolutions
5 Toward the NationState
6 Imperialism and Crisis
7 From the Balkan Wars to the Second World War
8 Globalization and Fragmentation
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