The Balkan Wars in Western Historiography, 1912–2012

  • Eugene MichailEmail author


Contemporary publications on the Balkan Wars focused on diplomatic and military events, paying little attention to their “conduct” and effects, with the exception of the famous 1914 Carnegie report. After the First World War, interest in the wars declined rapidly and remained marginal until the end of the Cold War. There was, however, a notable gradual convergence of opinion among Western scholars that the wars were an inescapable turning point in the region’s modernization. In the 1990s, interest in the Balkan Wars made an impressive comeback. This time all interest on them was during a moment of extreme violence, as a cause and inspiration for the crimes committed during the Yugoslav Wars of dissolution.


Eyewitness Account European History Extreme Violence Nobel Peace Prize Contemporary History 
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  1. 1.School of Humanities of the University of BrightonBrightonUK

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