This unique reference traces the changing borders and ethnic balances that characterized the history of Eastern Europe during the twentieth century. After a preliminary overview, the book divides Eastern Europe into five regions, from the Baltic to the Balkans, and closely analyzes the ethnic structure of each region's constituent units over time. Summary chapters at the end of the volume present a comprehensive ethno-demographic portrait of the region at the start of the century, between the two world wars, and from the post-World War II period to the century's end. The volume is richly illustrated with more than sixty figures, hundreds of tables, and multi-lingual indexes of place names and ethnic groups.
List of Tables; List of Maps; Explanatory Notes; Preface; 1. The Scope and Spatial Reach of the Study; 2. Ethnic Structure of the Baltic States; 3. Ethnic Structure of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia; 4. Ethnic Structure of Belarus' and Ukraine; 5. Ethnic Structure of Hungary, Romania, and Moldavia; 6. Ethnic Structure of the Balkan Countries; 7. Ethnic Situation in Central-Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Twentieth Century; 8. Ethnic Situation in Central-Eastern Europe in the Period Between the World Wars; 9. The Contemporary Ethnic Situation in Central-Eastern Europe; Bibliography; Index of Nationalities and Ethnic Groups; Index of Geographic Names