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Balkan Ghosts a Journey Through History
Balkan Ghosts a Journey Through History
by Robert D Kaplan
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From the assassination that set off World War I to the ethnic warfare sweeping Bosnia and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the 20th century--the place where terrorism and genocide were first practiced as tools of policy. This enthralling... (read more)

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Balkans From the End of Byzantium To the Present Day
Balkans From the End of Byzantium To the Present Day
by Mark Mazower
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Throughout history, the Balkans have been a crossroads, a zone of endless military, cultural, and economic mixing and clashing between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy. In this highly acclaimed short history, Mark... (read more)

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The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia (Ethnography of Political Violence)
The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia (Ethnography of Political Violence)
by Vasiliki P Neofotistos
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The Risk of War focuses on practices and performances of everyday life across ethnonational borders during the six-month armed conflict in 2001 between Macedonian government forces and the Albanian National Liberation Army (NLA)--a conflict initiated by... (read more)

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Library of European Studies #10: Negotiating Diplomacy in the New Europe: Foreign Policy in Post-Communist Bulgaria
Library of European Studies #10: Negotiating Diplomacy in the New Europe: Foreign Policy in Post-Communist Bulgaria
by Stefanos. Katsikas
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Bulgaria has faced previously unimaginable pressures over the last two decades, as it struggles to adapt to a post-Communist landscape and to reform both state and society in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union, while facing the challenge of... (read more)

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The Other Balkan Wars: A 1913 Carnegie Endowment Inquiry in Retrospect
The Other Balkan Wars: A 1913 Carnegie Endowment Inquiry in Retrospect
by George F Kennan
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" The importance of Ýthe 1913¨ report for the world lies primarily in the light it casts on the excruciating situation prevailing today...to reveal to people of this age how much of today's problem has deep roots and how much does not. It will... (read more)

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British and the Balkans: Forming Images of Foreign Lands, 1900-1945
British and the Balkans: Forming Images of Foreign Lands, 1900-1945
by Eugene. Michail
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Ever since the end of the Cold War the Balkans have preoccupied European public opinion much more than any other region of the old Eastern bloc. To a large extent this is a result of the wars following the break-up of Yugoslavia. The conflicts of the... (read more)

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Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage #49: Les Ottomans Et Le Temps
Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage #49: Les Ottomans Et Le Temps
by Fran
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In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the study of the concept of time in the Ottoman Empire. Many existing studies focused on the technical aspects, e.g. the measure of time, and the instruments to do this (like clepsydras, water... (read more)

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The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century
The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century
by John V A Fine
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Discusses the development of ethnic nationalism among Bulgars, Croatians, Serbians, and Macedonians... (read more)

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Strangers Either Way: The Lives of Croatian Refugees in Their New Home
Strangers Either Way: The Lives of Croatian Refugees in Their New Home
by Jasna Zmegac. Capo
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...an accessible text that makes, and evidences, hypotheses about identity-building, cross-cultural strategies, and the processes of co-ethnic migration. JRAI The translation to the lingua franca of today's world is a very good decision, since this... (read more)

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The Balkans: From Constantinople To Communism
The Balkans: From Constantinople To Communism
by Dennis P. Hupchick
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The tragedies of Bosnia and Kosovo are often explained away as the unchangeable legacy of "centuries-old hatreds." In this richly detailed, expertly balanced chronicle of the Balkans across fifteen centuries, Dennis Hupchick sets a complicated record... (read more)

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Butrint 3: Excavations at the Triconch Palace (Butrint Archaeological Monographs)
Butrint 3: Excavations at the Triconch Palace (Butrint Archaeological Monographs)
by William And Richard Hodges. Bowden
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This engaging and well-illustrated volume describes the excavations of a large urban sector, the so-called Triconch Palace, of the Adriatic seaport of Butrint. In so doing it adds to the new paradigm for the development of Roman towns in the... (read more)

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The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011
The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2011
by Misha Glenny
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A newly revised and updated edition of an award-winning BBC correspondent's magisterial history of the Balkan region This unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century gives readers the essential historical... (read more)

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The Sacrificed Body: Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom (Pitt Russian East European)
The Sacrificed Body: Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom (Pitt Russian East European)
by Tatjana Aleksic
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Living in one of the world’s most volatile regions, the people of the Balkans have witnessed unrelenting political, economic, and social upheaval. In response, many have looked to building communities, both psychologically and materially, as a... (read more)

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Balkan Studies Library #4: Retracing Images: Visual Culture After Yugoslavia
Balkan Studies Library #4: Retracing Images: Visual Culture After Yugoslavia
by Daniel Suber And Slobodan Karamanic.
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12 essays bring critical approaches used by Slavoj Zizek and others to the art, graffiti, artist collectives, branding, memorials, and film produced before and after the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Written by scholars of sociology, cultural... (read more)

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Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History
Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History
by Robert D Kaplan
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From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the... (read more)

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Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans
Suffled How It Gush: A North American Anarchist in the Balkans
by Shon Meckfessel
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Shon Meckfessel appropriates the peculiar slogan of an Albanian mineral water company as the title for this uniquely intellectual book. Equal parts journalism, history, and personal memoir, Suffled How it Gush records Shon’s travels throughout ex... (read more)

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Technology and Change in History #13: From the Romans to the Railways: The Fate of Antiquities in Asia Minor
Technology and Change in History #13: From the Romans to the Railways: The Fate of Antiquities in Asia Minor
by Michael. Greenhalgh
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Traces the fate of antiquities and technologies in Asia Minor, their degradation, and re-use, including the eventual export of treasures to competing Western museums, using technologies re-imported from the West - roads, railways, shipping - into a... (read more)

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Macedonia: Its People & History
Macedonia: Its People & History
by Stoyan Pribichevich
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An introduction to one of the significant peoples of the Balkan peninsula, this book presents the achievements and problems of the Macedonians from ancient times to the present. Most Macedonians today live in Yugoslavia, where they comprise one of the... (read more)

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The Italians of Dalmatia: From Italian Unification to World War I (Toronto Italian Studies)
The Italians of Dalmatia: From Italian Unification to World War I (Toronto Italian Studies)
by Luciano. Trans. By Shanti Evans. Monzali
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Located on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, the area known as Dalmatia, part of modern-day Croatia and Montenegro, was part of the Austrian Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dalmatia was a multicultural region that had... (read more)

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Central and Eastern Europe #4: The Racial Idea in the Independent State of Croatia: Origins and Theory
Central and Eastern Europe #4: The Racial Idea in the Independent State of Croatia: Origins and Theory
by Nevenko Bartulin.
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Based on extensive research on the ethnolinguistic and racial ideas of leading Croatian nationalist intellectuals, this book provides a detailed analysis of race theory in one of the Third Reich's lesser known allied states, the Independent State of... (read more)

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