ERIC Number: ED236093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
History of the Balkans: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Volume 1. The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publications Series. No. 12.
Designed as an introductory history, this book covers developments in the Balkan Peninsula from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Emphasis is placed on the process by which separate nationalities broke away from imperial rule, established independent states, and embarked on economic and social modernization. To establish perspective on the role of this area in world affairs, attention is directed to the interrelation of internal events and international conflicts. Following an introduction to major events through the 17th century are 2 parts, detailing historical developments in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part 1, subdivided into 3 chapters, covers the Balkans under the Ottoman empire, social and political events under the Hapsburgs, and a comparison of these 2 rules. Part 2 is divided into 4 chapters, each treating a particular stage in the 19th century development of national governments. These are: the first national revolutions; formation of governments in Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, the Danube, and Romania; events in areas still under Hapsburg domination; the wars of the latter part of the century; and an analysis of the overall movement. Numerous maps, illustrations, a 10-page bibliography, and an index are included. (LP)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Christianity, Culture Conflict, European History, Foreign Countries, Imperialism, International Relations, Islamic Culture, Modern History, Modernization, Nationalism, Religious Conflict, Revolution, Social 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 - Location: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece; Ottoman Empire; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Yugoslavia