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The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History

Edited by: John R. Lampe , Ulf Brunnbauer

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138613089
eBook ISBN: 9780429464799
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Disentangling a controversial history of turmoil and progress, this Handbook provides essential guidance through the complex past of a region that was previously known as the Balkans but is now better known as Southeastern Europe. It gathers 47 international scholars and researchers from the region. They stand back from the premodern claims and recent controversies stirred by the wars of Yugoslavia?s dissolution.

Parts I and II explore shifting early modern divisions among three empires to the national movements and independent states that intruded with Great Power intervention on Ottoman and Habsburg territory in the nineteenth century. Part III traces a full decade of war centered on the First World War, with forced migrations rivalling the great loss of life. Part IV addresses the interwar promise and the later authoritarian politics of five newly independent states: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Separate attention is paid in Part V to the spread of European economic and social features that had begun in the nineteenth century. The Second World War again cost the region dearly in death and destruction and, as noted in Part VI, in interethnic violence. A final set of chapters in Part VII examines postwar and Cold War experiences that varied among the four Communist regimes as well as for non-Communist Greece. Lastly, a brief Epilogue takes the narrative past 1989 into the uncertainties that persist in Yugoslavia?s successor states and its neighbors.

Providing fresh analysis from recent scholarship, the brief and accessible chapters of the Handbook address the general reader as well as students and scholars. For further study, each chapter includes a short list of selected readings.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introductory overview Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ottoman Albania and Kosovo, Albanians and Serbs, sixteenth–eighteenth centuries Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Venetian-Ottoman borderland in Dalmatia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Phanariot regime in the Romanian Principalities, 1711/1716–1821 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ottoman Bosnia and the Bosnian Muslims Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Nineteenth-century national identities in the Balkans Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Bulgaria from liberation to independence, 1878–1908 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Croatian political diversity and national development in the nineteenth century Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Montenegro as an independent state, 1878–1912 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The agrarian question in Romania, 1744–1921 Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Slovene clerical politics, cooperatives and the language question to 1914 Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Serbia’s promise and problems, 1903–1914 Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Macedonian Question Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Austria-Hungary and the Balkans Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bosnia-Herzegovina under Austria-Hungary Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Bulgaria’s wars and defeats, 1912–1919 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  After empire Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Greece from national expansion to schism and catastrophe, 1912–1922 Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Habsburg South Slavs in peace and war, 1912–1918 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  From Salonica to Belgrade Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Interwar ideas and images of nation, class, and gender Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Interwar women’s movements from the Little Entente to nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Interwar Greece Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Bulgaria from Stamboliiski and IMRO to Tsar Boris, 1919–1943 Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Legion “Archangel Michael” in Romania, 1927–1941 Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Albania between Fan Noli, King Zog, and Italian hegemony Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Croat Peasant Party Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia from revolt and resettlement to repression Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Yugoslav identity in the interwar period Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Overview  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Demographic growth Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Financing economic growth and facing foreign debt, 1878–1939 Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Modern manufacture, state support, and foreign investment Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Neighbors into foreigners: the Greeks in Bulgaria, 1878–1941 Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Southeastern European overseas migration and return from the late nineteenth century until the 1930s Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Eugenics and race in Southeastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Sofia and Plovdiv between the world wars Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The Albanian Communist Party from prewar origins to wartime resistance and power Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Romania in the Second World War Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The Ustaša regime and the politics of terror in the independent state of Croatia, 1941–1945 Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Partisans and Chetniks in occupied Yugoslavia Download PDF
Chapter  47:  An oppressive liberation Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Greece from occupation and resistance to civil war, 1941–1949 Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Overview Download PDF
Chapter  50:  The collectivization of agriculture in Southeastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  51:  The Soviet factor in Bulgaria’s foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Enver Hoxha’s Albania Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Ceaușescu’s National Communism as National Stalinism Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Yugoslavia’s third way: the rise and fall of self-management Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Greece’s Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Yugoslavia’s political endgame Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Changes of social structure from the late 1940s to the 1980s Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Financing industrialization, 1949–1989 Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Epilogue Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Yugoslavia’s wars of succession 1991–1999 Download PDF
Chapter  61:  From foreign intervention to European integration Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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