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© 2002

The Balkans

from Constantinople to Communism

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction Land, People, and Culture

    1. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 1-17
  3. Era of Byzantine Hegemony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 21-37
    3. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 38-56
    4. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 57-74
    5. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 75-94
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 95-97
  4. Era of Ottoman Domination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 101-123
    3. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 124-143
    4. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 144-163
    5. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 164-183
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 184-186
  5. Era of Romantic Nationalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-188
    2. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 189-211
    3. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 212-233
    4. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 234-246
    5. Dennis P. Hupchick
      Pages 247-267
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 268-271

About this book

Introduction

The tragedies of Bosnia and Kosovo are often explained away as the unchangeable legacy of 'centuries-old hatreds'. In this richly detailed, expertly balanced chronicle of the Balkans across fifteen centuries, Hupchick sets a complicated record straight. Organized around the three great civilizations of the region - Western European, Orthodox Christian and Muslim - this is a much-needed guide to the political, social, cultural and religious threads of Balkan history, with a clear, convincing account of the reasons for nationalist violence and terror.

Keywords

Balkan communism conflicts empire Europe history Kosovo revolution slaves socialism World War I World War II

About the authors

DENNIS P. HUPCHICK teaches History at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the East European and Russian Studies Program. He is co-author of The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans and The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, among many other books.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

'...a comprehensive introductory survey of the history of the Balkans in its entirety.' - Library Journal

'He offers an introduction to an area whose history is little known to a general public...' - Choice