The Balkans have often been a flashpoint of conflict in European history. The recent civil war has torn the country apart and the region faces an uncertain future. This authoritative study provides an account of the history of the whole area from the first major nationalist rising against its Ottoman rulers in 1804 to the aftermath of World War II. Covering the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania , it provides a Balkan-wide overview as well as histories of specific states and sets the context to the recent conflict.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction 2: The Awakening of Nationalities, 1804-1830 3: Self-Rule, Constitutions and Revolutions, 1830-1856 4: The Balkan States under Loosened Power Control, 1856-1878 5: The Imperial Balkans through Crises and Reforms, 1856-1878# 6: From the Congress of Berlin to 1900 - Part I 7: From the Congress of Berlin to 1900 - Part II 8: The Tail End of the Nineteenth Century, 1900-1914 - Part I 9: The Tail End of the Nineteenth Century, 1900-1914 - Part II 10: The First World War and the Paris Peace Settlement, 1914-1920 11: The Nineteen-Twenties - Part I: The Losers 12: The Nineteen-Twenties - Part II: The Winners 13: The Nineteen Thirties - Part I 14: The Nineteen-Thirties - Part II 15: The Second World War, 1939-1945 16: Conclusion Maps Guide to Further Reading
"a very useful and timely textbook....which will prove invaluable to undergraduates of south-east European history."
Times Higher Eduation Supplement