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The Balkans: Revolution, War, and Political Violence since 1878

Mark Biondich


The Balkans have long served as a place of encounters among different peoples, religions, and civilizations, resulting in a rich cultural tapestry and mosaic of nationalities. But the Balkans have also been burdened by a traumatic post-colonial experience; the transition from failed empires to modern nation-states has been accompanied by large-scale political violence that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the permanent displacement of millions more. This book examines the origins of conflict in the Balkans, focusing on a number of interrelated themes, including the role ... More

Keywords: Balkans, nationalism, multiculturalism, modernity, war, revolution, ethnic cleansing, political violence, communism, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199299058
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Biondich, author
Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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