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  Report on the State of Democracy in the Balkans
Balkans are threaten by the erosive effect of local corruption but also by the desire of the international organizations to blame corruption for all failures of the last decade.
Balkan factors refer to the ethnic tensions and historical controversies that are obstacles for co-operative behavior and to the delayed and unfinished process of state formation in the region.
In its causes and manifestations the crisis of democratization in the Balkans is not different from the crisis of democracy in the developed countries.
www.ned.org /reports/balkansFeb2002.html   (8658 words)

  
 Forged Memories, by Nebojsa Malic
History is based on written interpretations of events that the authors most often did not witness themselves, which makes it even less reliable by several orders of magnitude.
History is not yet re-written daily, as if in some sort of Orwellian nightmare, but it is being re-written with alarming frequency and to great extent, in order to suit political purposes.
The Balkans has exemplified the consequences of Imperial conquest, the true nature of democracy and a promise of things to come.
www.antiwar.com /malic/m112802.html   (1502 words)

  
 The Balkans
The Balkans: The Balkans is a geographical term, which designates the large pensinula in the southeastern part of the European continent, connecting Europe to Asia Minor (Anatolia).
One of the fundamental trends of 19th century European history was the growth of nation-states.
Balkan Wars: Wars occurring between 1912-1913 where the small Balkan states teamed up to seize land from the declining Ottoman Empire and then fought amongst themselves as they divided up the territory.
www.cotf.edu /earthinfo/balkans/BKdef.html   (2393 words)

  
 History of THE BALKANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Adriatic and Ionian seas define the Balkan peninsula on the west, and the Aegean and the Black Sea on the east.
The Greeks are among the first known tribes to move south through the Balkans, nearly 3000 years ago.
But the real upheaval, throughout the Balkans, comes in the early 13th century after the capture of Constantinople by the fourth crusade.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac79   (444 words)

  
 Geography and ethnic geography of the Balkans to 1500
Geography and ethnic geography of the Balkans to 1500
One can't understand the Balkans without understanding its ethnic groups, and one can't understand the ethnic groups and their history without knowing the influence of the region's geography.
The Balkan region is a triangular peninsula with a wide northern border, narrowing to a tip as it extends to the south.
www.lib.msu.edu /sowards/balkan/lecture1.html   (4979 words)

  
 The Balkans 1804-1999; The Balkans (Misha Glenny, Mark Mazower)
The approach is chronological, with Glenny trying "to avoid reading or refracting Balkan history through the prism of the 1990s", and covers separate episodes in often largely self-contained sections.
In his conclusion he complains that the Balkans are only reported to the outside world in times of terror and trouble and otherwise ignored, but he himself hardly sets a good example here.
The Balkans opens with an introduction that explores the history of the term "Balkan" and of European attitudes to the region and to the Ottoman Empire.
dannyreviews.com /h/Balkans.html   (1538 words)

  
 The Balkans: Past and Present
Castellan, History of the Balkans from Muhammed the Conqueror to Stalin, Boulder 1992, chs.
G.Kastellan, History of the Balkans from Muhammed the Conqueror to Stalin, Boulder 1992,
Zarkovic Bookman, "Nationalist Bankruptcy in the Balkans"; "Manifestations of the Balkan Economic Crisis", in Economic Decline and Nationalism in the Balkans, New York 1994, chs.
www.uri.edu /personal/szunjic/philos/balkans.htm   (1368 words)

  
 Greek History in Context
However an appreciation of Greek history can be much richer when it is considered in the context of the history of the Balkans, where late nineteenth and twentieth century conflicts followed two thousand years of migration and settlement by disparate peoples.
Stavrianos reveals the public and secret terms of the treaties that led to the eventual territorial gains and human calamities faced by the participants in the Balkan Wars and the First World War, not the least of which was the collapse of the “Megali Idhea,” and the tragedy of Smyrna.
In this work, the history of Greece is set forth objectively in the context of the histories of its neighbors.
www.helleniccomserve.com /greekhistoryincontext.html   (972 words)

  
 How We Made the Balkans
Glenny's 200-year history of the Balkans begins with the 1804 Serbian uprising against the Ottoman Turks and centers on the Serbs, who, alone among the Balkan nations, fought their own way to statehood.
The start of the Balkan tragedy lies in the fact that the newly independent countries were peasant societies poorly equipped to assimilate the ideas of the Enlightenment and were located at the intersection of competing empires.
The compulsion of the new states to grab territory, with scant regard for the facts of demography or history, reflected the practice of their great-power neighbors, whose arbitrary decisions at the Congress of Berlin insured that there was plenty of territory to dispute.
www.thenation.com /doc/20000612/doder/3   (630 words)

  
 Media Art In The Balkans - history of Balkan region - Editorial Afterimage - Find Articles
[Their] history is arguably less bloody than the history of the Germans, the Japanese, the Americans, the English, the French, the Russians, the Turks, and even the Belgians." [1] The divisiveness of the last 10 years has been motivated by numerous factors that transcend mere blood lines.
The lands of the Balkans region, like much of the rest of the Earth, have been in contention since their settlement by Slavic peoples in the sixth century.
The history of the Balkan Peninsula is rife with epic battles and bloodshed, enduring myths and martyrs.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2479/is_4_28/ai_76560770   (867 words)

  
 book review: Jelavich, Barbara. History of the Balkans
The Balkan states which emerged from the Ottoman empire (grouped in the first chapter "Balkan national monarchies") are contrasted to the nations in the Northwestern part of the peninsula (grouped in the second chapter), which were still part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
Even though in the sixth chapter "Balkan authoritarian regimes" Jelavich goes back to a 'country-by-country' presentation, she continues to reveals through a division in sub-chapters the course of European affairs and their impact on the Balkans.
While in the first part of the book, European and Balkan affairs are depicted parallel in their interaction, in the second part, Jelavich narrows the focus of her study.
members.tripod.com /~MILTENOFF/jelavich.html   (667 words)

  
 The Balkans' imperial problem
It is tempting to view the history of the Balkans as one long nightmare from which its inhabitants struggle unsuccessfully to awake.
The dominant theme of his book is that it is impossible to understand politics and history in the Balkans without understanding the role of the various empires controlled by the Great Powers and how they have used the region for their economic and political gain without any regard for the outcome of their policies.
The history of northern Italy, the Low Countries, England, parts of Germany and France was one of the early development of merchant trade and with it the towns, universities, Protestant religions, plus the transformation of agriculture.
pubs.socialistreviewindex.org.uk /isj86/german.htm   (4613 words)

  
 Canvas > Serbian Case > History of the Balkans
In order to fully realise the nature of the Serbian nonviolent conflict during the last decade of the 20th century, it is crucial to understand both history of the region and the position of the Serbs in the Balkan penninsula.
The Treaty of Berlin drastically redraws political boundaries in the Balkans.
In the early 20th century the Ottoman Empire begins to crumble, prompting a wave of nationalism throughout the Balkans.
www.canvasopedia.org /content/serbian_case/balkans.htm   (651 words)

  
 Conflict in the Balkans: a Selected Bibliography
It covers the history, political background and current assessments with the emphasis on military applications.
History of the Balkans : From Mohammed the Conqueror to Stalin.
The Serbs : History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia.
www.hqda.army.mil /library/balkans.htm   (911 words)

  
 History of the Balkans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See Washington Post Balkan Report for a summary of the conflict, and FAS analysis of former Yugoslavia for population ethnic distribution maps.
Since 2000, most Balkan countries are friendly towards the EU and the USA.
Turkey initially applied in 1963 and as of late 2005 accesion negotiations have begun, although analysts believe 2015 is the earliest date the country can join the union due to the plethora of economic and social reforms it has to complete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Balkans   (10378 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Balkans: a Short History: Books: Mark Mazower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Balkan wars of the 1990sDwhich Mazower persuasively calls a civil warDreinforced the meaning of the word "Balkan": the meaning that has little to do with geography or even ideology, yet everything with a violent way of life.
He begins to unravel the "mystery" of the Balkans by a description of the land and terrain from which the word "Balkans" originated, few people realize the term was coined only about 200 years ago.
Mazower takes on the whole history of the region from the fifteenth century onward, and while the shortness of the book requires generalization, he peppers almost every paragraph with a quote or two from a historian of the time or else a peasant or notable.
www.amazon.ca /Balkans-Short-History-Mark-Mazower/dp/081296621X   (1679 words)

  
 The history of the Balkans as a whole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
The economic history of the Balkans as a whole
The culture history of the Balkans as a whole
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/62/index-c.html   (121 words)

  
 Salon Books | Boning up on the Balkans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Two months earlier, before the Balkans War had escalated, the president and the junior senator from Delaware were on their way to Mexico, and the president wanted to discuss Kosovo.
The book was "The History of the Balkans," a 1983 Cambridge University Press publication by Barbara Jelavich of Indiana University.
William Taubman, an Amherst history professor who is at work on a biography of Khrushcheva's grandfather for W. Norton, explains that on the surface, at least, there was no bad blood between the bearded novelist and the bald premier.
www.salon.com /books/log/1999/04/23/balkan_history   (785 words)

  
 Faculty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Professor Maria Todorova is a Professor of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
She specializes in the history of the Balkans in the modern period.
Her current research revolves around problems of nationalism, especially the symbology of nationalism, national memory and national heroes in Bulgaria and the Balkans.
www.history.uiuc.edu /fac_dir/todorova/index.htm   (60 words)

  
 The Balkans short and sweet - Press Review news
The Balkans: A Short History, an elegantly written story, not chronological but divided into four themes, allows the reader to better understand the complex history of the peninsula.
On the first page of his book, Mazower mentions that what we now know as 'the Balkans,' with all its historical and political connotations, was simply applied to the mountain range known as ancient 'Haemus,' which travellers passed on the way from central Europe to Constantinople.
As Misha Glenny, author of another acclaimed Balkan history, puts it: "The great powers, or 'the international community,' as they are now known, have always been 'dragged' into Balkan conflicts as apparently unwilling partners to local disputes whose nature has eluded them.
www.sofiaecho.com /article/the-balkans-short-and-sweet/id_2259/catid_64   (830 words)

  
 Transitional Housing Competition - History
For more information, see the interactive history of the Balkans at BBC News Online.
According to classical Serbian history, the Serbian Prince Lazar fought the invading Ottoman Turks at Kosovo Polje (The Field of Blackbirds) - and lost.
By 1912, Serbia and the other independent Balkan states joined together to drive the Turks out of their remaining possessions in Europe.
www.architectureforhumanity.org /programs/kosovo/history.html   (876 words)

  
 Map: Balkan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Ottoman Empire, having emerged from the Middle Ages predominant in the Balkans, controlled Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina at its northern fringes.
The Turks were driven from most of the Balkans in the 19th century and were replaced by rivalrous European powers.
With Russian patronage, an independent Serbia was born alongside an Austrian-controlled Bosnia, where a Serbian nationalist ignited World War I by assassinating the Austrian crown prince.
www.nytimes.com /specials/bosnia/context/yugo1815.GIF.html   (250 words)

  
 Amazon.com: History of the Balkans (The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series, No. 12): Books: Barbara ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SINCE BALKAN CHRISTIANS LIVED under Ottoman control until the end of the Balkan Wars in 1913, an understanding of the aims and principles of that government are essential for our narrative.
The author focuses mostly on the Ottoman Empire and the Balkan nationalities under Ottoman rule, the Bulgarians, Greeks, Romanians and Serbs, and the Albanians to a lesser extent, as it was among these people that the first revolts occurred and the first nation states were formed in the Balkans.
the notorious "Turkish yoke" of national(ist) historiography in the Balkans).
amazon.com /History-Balkans-Committee-Eastern-Publication/dp/0521274583   (1580 words)

  
 History of the Balkans - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Volume II concentrates on the Balkan wars and the 2nd World War; both had their origins in the desire of nationalist circles to complete the territorial unification of their states.
A substantial part of this book deals with the wartime experience, the establishment of the postwar regimes and their internal development to 1980 and the divergent paths followed by the five states [Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia] since 1945.
Balkan authoritarian regimes: the outbreak of World War II; Part II.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521274591   (188 words)

  
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 Documents Relating to the History and Contemporary Events of the Balkan States (Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia)
The Treaty of Berlin, 1878: Excerpts on the Balkans
The Efforts of the Powers to Prevent the Outbreak of the First Balkan War.
The Effort to Prevent Outbreak of the Second Balkan War, 1913.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/bosnia.htm   (1170 words)

  
 HH367 Syllabus/Fall 2003/Tucker-Segal
This course will provide an overview of Balkan history from the Ottoman era to the present.
Bridge on the Drina portray the roles of different ethnic and religious groups in shaping the history of the Balkans from the beginning of Ottoman rule to the end of World War I? October 1, 2003
History Department's plagiarism statement linked to this syllabus.
www.usna.edu /Users/history/tucker/hh367/367syll.htm   (1533 words)

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