August 15, 2020
$90.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Battling over the Balkans

Historiographical Questions and Controversies

The tumultuous history of the Balkans has been subject to a plethora of conflicting interpretations by local as well as non-Balkan historians. In an attempt to help overcome the stereotypes that still pervade Balkan history and historiography, Battling over the Balkans concentrates on five principal controversies from the precommunist period: (1) pre-1914 Ottoman and Eastern Christian Orthodox legacies; (2) post-1918 struggles involving state-building; (3) in the interwar period, the effect of European economic and cultural influence, as opposed to diplomatic or political intervention; (4) in the same period, the role of violence and paramilitary forces in challenging political regimes; and (5) before, during and subsequent to World War II, the fate of ethnic minorities, particularly Jews, Muslims and Roma. To give a voice to eminent local authors, the chapters provide samples of new regional scholarship exploring these contested issues—most of them translated into English for the first time. They are prefaced with historiographical overviews addressing the state of the debate on these controversies. These translations help bridge the language gaps that so often separate scholarly traditions within Southeast Europe, as well as those between Southeast Europe scholars and English-speaking academics.

About the Authors

John R. Lampe is Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Maryland.

9789633863251 : battling-over-the-balkans-lampe-iordachi
August 15, 2020
$90.00 USD

Other Titles by John R. Lampe

Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans

Lenard J. Cohen and John R. Lampe
Oct 2011 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$29.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Constantin Iordachi

The Rise of Comparative History

Balazs Trencsenyi
Aug 2020 - Central European University Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback

The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe

Constantin Iordachi
Feb 2014 - Central European University Press
$70.00 USD - Hardback

Transforming Peasants, Property and Power

Constantin Iordachi
Jun 2009 - Central European University Press
$60.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in HISTORY / Historiography

Byzantium after the Nation

Oct 2020 - Central European University Press
$80.00 USD - Hardback

Imagined Empires

Oct 2020 - Central European University Press
$70.00 USD - Hardback

History and Collective Memory in South Asia, 1200—2000

Sumit Guha
Oct 2019 - University of Washington Press
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$95.00 USD - Hardback