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Battling over the Balkans

Historiographical Questions and Controversies

The tumultuous history of the Balkans has been subject to a plethora of conflicting interpretations, both local and external. In an attempt to help overcome the stereotypes that still pervade Balkan history, Battling over the Balkans concentrates on a set of five principal controversies from the precommunist period with which the region's history and historiography must contend: the pre-1914 Ottoman and Eastern Christian Orthodox legacies; the post-1918 struggles for state-building; the range of European economic and cultural influences across the interwar period, as opposed to diplomatic or political intervention; the role of violence and paramilitary forces in challenging the interwar political regimes in the region; and the fate of ethnic minorities into and after World War II, particularly Jews, Muslims and Roma.

In an attempt 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—and are prefaced with historiographical overviews addressing the state of the debate on these specific controversies. These translations help bridge the language barriers that often separate scholarly traditions within Southeast Europe, as well as scholars in Southeast Europe and English-speaking academia. This volume will enable readers to identify common patterns and influences that characterize the writing of history in the region, and will stimulate new transnational and comparative approaches to the history of the Balkans.

About the Authors

John R. Lampe is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Global Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Among his many publications, his most recent book is Balkans into Southeastern Europe, 1914–2014, A Century of War and Transition (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014). Constantin Iordachi is a Professor at the History Department of Central European University and President of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies.


"At last, a study to demonstrate to an Anglo-Saxon readership how academic history writing in Southeastern Europe is making substantial progress in pertinent debates rather than repeating old national mantras over and over again."—Wim van Meurs


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342 Pages
$90.00 USD

Other Titles by John R. Lampe

Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans

Lenard J. Cohen and John R. Lampe
Nov 2011 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$32.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Ideologies and National Identities

edited by John R. Lampe, Mark Mazower
Jan 2004 - Central European University Press
$90.00 USD - Hardback
$30.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Balkan Economic History, 1550-1950

John R. Lampe
Jun 1982 - Indiana University Press
$54.95 USD - Hardback

Other Titles by Constantin Iordachi

The Rise of Comparative History

edited by Balázs Trencsényi, Constantin Iordachi, Péter Apor
May 2021 - Central European University Press
$125.00 USD - Hardback

The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe

edited by Arnd Bauerkamper, Constantin Iordachi
Feb 2014 - Central European University Press
$121.00 USD - Hardback

Transforming Peasants, Property and Power

edited by Constantin Iordachi, Dorin Dobrincu
Jun 2009 - Central European University Press
$121.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in HISTORY / Historiography

A Brief History of History

Jeremy Black
Sep 2023 - Indiana University Press
$24.00 USD - Hardback

Byzantium after the Nation

Dimitris Stamatopoulos
Nov 2022 - Central European University Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback

The Historical Construction of National Consciousness

Jenő Szűcs, edited by Gábor Klaniczay, Balázs Trencsényi, Gábor Gyáni
Oct 2022 - Central European University Press
$105.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Contesting Copyright

Augusta Dimou
Jul 2024 - Central European University Press
$105.00 USD - Hardback

The Beginnings of Anti-Jewish Legislation

Mária M. Kovács
Oct 2023 - Central European University Press
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Imperial Designs, Postimperial Extremes

edited by Andrei Cusco, Victor Taki
Oct 2023 - Central European University Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback