ERIC Number: ED236094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
History of the Balkans: Twentieth Century. Volume 2. The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series. No. 12.
Principal issues in the 20th century development of the Balkan Peninsula are discussed in this introductory history text. Three themes--national rivalries, great power interference, and the economic, social, and political problems of modernization--are given special emphasis. An overview of 18th and 19th century history precedes the two major sections. Part 1, covering the years from 1887 to 1941, contains 6 chapters. The national monarchies of Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Greece are reviewed in chapter 1, with special consideration of the "Europeanization" of these states. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires, respectively. Chapters 4 through 6 treat significant events from World War I to the outbreak of World War II. Both internal developments--social and political trends--and external influences--increasing Soviet and German pressure--are detailed. Part 2 examines World War II and the post-war period, emphasizing communist developments in the area. Chapter topics are: the Balkans in World War II, adjustments immediately following the war, a comparison of existing communist regimes, and an analysis of the Greek model of government. The book includes maps, a thirteen-page bibliography, and an index. (LP)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Authoritarianism, Communism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, European History, Foreign Countries, International Relations, Modern History, Modernization, Political Influences, Revolution, Social History, World History
Cambridge University Press, 510 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY ($17.95 paperback, $49.50 hardback).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.; American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Albania; Balkans; Bulgaria; Cold War; Eastern European Studies; Germany; Greece; Hapsburg Empire; Hungary; Macedonia; Montenegro; Ottoman Empire; Rumania; Serbia; Soviet Studies; Transylvania; USSR (Russia); World War I; World War II; Yugoslavia
Note: For a related document, see SO 015 091. Maps contain small print.