The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804-2012: New and Updated

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House of Anansi, 5 sep. 2012 - 800 páginas

From the bestselling author of McMafia and DarkMarket comes this unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early nineteenth century which gives readers the essential historical background to more than one hundred years of events in this war-torn area. No other book covers the entire region, or offers such profound insights into the roots of Balkan violence, or explains so vividly the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania. Now updated to include the fall of Slobodan Milosevic, the capture of all indicted war criminals from the Yugoslav wars and each state's quest for legitimacy in the European Union, The Balkans explores the often catastrophic relationship between the Balkans and the Great Powers, raising some disturbing questions about Western intervention.

 

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Fascinating. Overwhelming. I've again started reading from the beginning, for the third time. So many names, so many titles, and empires and countries and shifting borders. I've not yet gotten past ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - rnsulentic - LibraryThing

This is a good introduction to the history of the Balkans starting in 1804. As Bismark is supposed to have said "It's always some damn thing in the Balkans" and Glenny documents the Great Power ... Leer reseña completa

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MISHA GLENNY is a British journalist and specialist on Eastern and Southeastern Europe and international organized crime. His coverage of the fall of Communism led to his first book, The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy. His other highly acclaimed books are The Fall of Yugoslavia and The Balkans. Glenny has also written for the New York Times, the New York Book Review, Foreign Affairs, Harper's, the London Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently a political consultant on South Eastern Europe and divides his time between London, Brighton, and the region.

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