Imagining the Balkans

Imagining the Balkans

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Starting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and continuing up to the present, Imagining the Balkans covers the Balkan's most formative years. From the down fall of the Ottoman Empire, through the turbulent nationalist years of the nineteenth century, up to World War I, the idea of the Balkans was fiercely, often violently, contested. In the wake of WWI, the beginnings of a tradition, largely enforced by academics, emerged stigmatizing the Balkans. Since then, the region has suffered from the neglect, abuse, and scant regard of both western Europe and the world. The result has been in many direct ways to compound the Balkan's poverty, internal violence, and lack of national self-image. A startling history of ideas, Imagining the Balkans provides a much needed exploration into a region too long neglected.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195087518
  • 9780195087512
  • 1,028,738

About Maria N. Todorova

Maria Todorova earned a degree in history from the University of Sofia in Bulgaria, where she taught Balkan history until 1988. She has since taught at several American universities, and is currently Professor of Balkan and East European Studies at the University of Florida.show more

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"[This book] contains many brilliant insights and always displays the author's enormous erudition."--Choice "[This book] contains many brilliant insights and always displays the author's enormous erudition."--Choice "[This book] contains many brilliant insights and always displays the author's enormous erudition."--Choice "[This book] contains many brilliant insights and always displays the author's enormous erudition."--Choiceshow more

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