Balkan Legacies of the Great War: The Past is Never Dead

  • Othon Anastasakis
  • David Madden
  • Elizabeth Roberts

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Othon Anastasakis, David Madden, Elizabeth Roberts
    Pages 1-12
  3. Basil C. Gounaris
    Pages 66-80
  4. Othon Anastasakis, David Madden, Elizabeth Roberts
    Pages 81-86

About this book


This is a rich yet succinct account of an underexplored story: the consequences of the Great War for the region which ignited it. It offers a fascinating tapestry: the collapse of Empires, the birth of Turkey and Yugoslavia, Greece as both victor and loser, Bulgaria's humiliating defeat; bitter memories, forced migrations, territorial implications and collective national amnesias. The legacies live on.

The contributions in this volume significantly enhance the debate about how the Great War is remembered in South East Europe, and why it still evokes such strong emotions and reactions, more than a century after its beginnings.


Balkan Wars Nationalism Imperialism Ottoman Empire First World War empire Europe Greece history migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Othon Anastasakis
    • 1
  • David Madden
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.St Antony’s CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  3. 3.Weidenfeld-Hoffmann TrustUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-85034-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56414-6
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