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Mapping Versatile Boundaries

Understanding the Balkans


Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Régis Darques
    Pages 1-20
  3. Régis Darques
    Pages 51-79
  4. Régis Darques
    Pages 297-310
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-322

About this book


This book demonstrates the pivotal role played by state confines in the geography of Balkan countries through powerful GIS and remote sensing analyses. It provides unique mapping perspectives on the Balkan region, with over 140 illustrations. The book is dedicated to applied, historical and economic geographers, as well as political scientists.
Because of its high fragmentation, the Balkan area has not been studied on a systematic transnational basis. The persistence of frozen and/or open conflicts has also turned the border issue into an absolute taboo subject for the scientific community and civil society. This results in an apparent “chaos” that most Western observers fail to understand. 


Geography of Balkan countries Mapping Balkan borders Mapping borders Border segmentation in the Balkans GIS and cartography of Balkan countries complexity of Balkan countries

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Université P. Valéry, site St CharlesCNRS-UMRMontpellierFrance

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“The book provides a wealth of interesting material for any scholar interested in the Balkans. … this is a book that should be in the bag of any self-respecting archival (or micro-historical) researcher of the Balkans.” (Guido Franzinetti, Südosteuropa Journal of Politics and Society, Vol. 67 (3), 2019)