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This book provides a general introduction to the history of Bulgaria and the Bulgarians. The text and illustrations trace the rich and dramatic story from the days when Bulgaria was the centre of a powerful medieval empire, through the long centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the nineteenth century and the political upheavals of our own century. Independence, when achieved, posed its own problems. The most persistent - that of the frontiers and territorial dissatisfaction - led Bulgaria into three wars during the twentieth century. In all three Bulgaria emerged as a loser, yet war did not always bring dishonour: for example, Bulgaria managed to save its Jews from deportation to the gas chambers during the second world war. Communist domination seemed to merge Bulgaria into the Soviet orbit but, as the post-communist years have shown, Bulgaria and the Bulgarians have a sturdy sense of national pride and identity.

Synopsis:

Bulgaria is slated to become a member of the European Union in 2007, yet its history is amongst the least well known in the rest of the continent. Richard Crampton provides here a general introduction to this country at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. He traces its rich story from pre-history to the political upheavals of the twentieth century. The new edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria elected its former King as prime minister and secured admission to the European Union.

Synopsis:

Tracing the rich story of Bulgaria from pre-history to the political upheavals of the twentieth century. The new edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria elected its former King as prime minister and secured admission to the European Union.

Synopsis:

A concise, illustrated history of Bulgaria from medieval times to the present day.

Synopsis:

Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership in NATO and admission to the European Union. First Edition Hb (1997) 0-521-56183-3 First Edition Pb (1997) 0-521-56719-X

About the Author

R. J. Crampton is Professor of East European History at the University of Oxford. He has written a number of books on modern Eastern Europe History, including Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century - and After (1996) and The Balkans since the Second World War (2002).

Table of Contents

1. The Bulgarian lands from pre-history to the arrival of the Bulgarians; 2. Mediaeval Bulgaria, 681-1393; 3. Ottoman rule in the Bulgarian lands; 4. The national revival and the liberation; 5. The consolidation of the Bulgarian state, 1878-1896; 6. Ferdinand's personal rule, 1896-1918; 7. Bulgaria 1918-1944; 8. Bulgaria under communist rule, 1944-1989; 9. Post-communist Bulgaria.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521616379
Author:
Crampton, Rj
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Crampton, R. J.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Bulgaria
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Bulgaria History.
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Subject:
Europe - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w illus. 14 maps
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
8.50x5.62x.74 in. .94 lbs.

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Product details 310 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521616379 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bulgaria is slated to become a member of the European Union in 2007, yet its history is amongst the least well known in the rest of the continent. Richard Crampton provides here a general introduction to this country at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. He traces its rich story from pre-history to the political upheavals of the twentieth century. The new edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria elected its former King as prime minister and secured admission to the European Union.
"Synopsis" by , Tracing the rich story of Bulgaria from pre-history to the political upheavals of the twentieth century. The new edition includes the years from 1995 to 2004, a vital period in which Bulgaria elected its former King as prime minister and secured admission to the European Union.
"Synopsis" by , A concise, illustrated history of Bulgaria from medieval times to the present day.
"Synopsis" by , Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership in NATO and admission to the European Union. First Edition Hb (1997) 0-521-56183-3 First Edition Pb (1997) 0-521-56719-X
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