Introduction: The Past is Never Dead …
Historians are fond of remarking that the long 19th century ended with the First World War. Or as A. J. P. Taylor put it more sweepingly, ‘In 1917 European history, in the old sense, came to an end. World history began.’1
KeywordsCentral Power European History Turkish Republic Balkan State Western Balkan Region
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