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  History of the Balkans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gothic and Carpic campaigns in the Balkans during 238--256 forced the Roman Empire to reorganize a new roman province of Dacia south of Danube inside former Moesia Superior, in 271 the ancient Dacia becoming the kingdom of the Goths until the end of the fourth century when it was included in the Hunnic Empire.
Balkan linguistic union or Balkan sprachbund is a name given to the similarities in grammar, syntax, vocabulary and phonology found in the languages of the Balkans.
(The Balkans by Forbes and Hogarth and Mitrany and Toynbee [2]
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 Balkans
The larger land mass is sometimes referred to as the Balkan peninsula as it is surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Marmara and Black seas from the southwest, south and southeast.
In classical antiquity, this region was the most developed part of Europe as the center of the Greek-speaking world.
The Balkan nations began to regain their independence in the 19th century, and in 1912-1913 a Balkan League reduced Turkey's territory to its present extent in the Balkan Wars.
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 Balkans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Balkans are sometimes referred to as the Balkan peninsula as they are surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Marmara and Black seas from the southwest, south and southeast.
The northern border of the Balkan peninsula is generally considered be the line formed by the Danube, Sava and Kupa rivers and a segment connecting the spring of the Kupa with the Kvarner Bay.
The Balkan region was the first area of Europe to experience the arrival of farming cultures in the Neolithic era.
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 Classical antiquity - Wikipedia
Classical antiquity is a broad term for a long period of European, Middle Eastern, and North African history, that begins roughly with the earliest recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD).
In the 18th and 19th centuries reverence for classical antiquity was much greater in Western Europe and the United States than it is today.
"Classical antiquity," then, is the contemporary vision of Greek and Roman culture by their admirers from the more recent past.
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 balkanalysis.com - The imperial influence on the Balkans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The mission greatly facilitated assimilation and expansion of the Byzantine Empire westward, as the Balkans became both a border and a bulwark from the barbarians of northern Europe.
The former reminds that “all 72 of the world’s languages” were spoken on the streets of Constantinople, whereas the latter contributes detailed studies of all the various tribes, tongues and ethnicities from the Balkans to the Caucasus.
The conversions that followed in the Balkans- chiefly of Albanians and Bosnians- are still cited as being a major cause of the last 12 years of upheaval.
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 Encyclopedia: Classical period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Classical antiquity is a broad and perhaps misleading term for a long period of European history, that begins roughly with the earliest recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC), and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century AD).
"Classical antiquity" typically refers to an idealized vision of later people, of what was, in Greece, the grandeur that was United States than it is today.
In the French theatre, tragedians such as Molière and Racine wrote plays on mythological or classical historical subjects and subjected them to the strict rules of the Three Unities derived from a remark by Aristotle.
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 Balkans biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Balkans are generally considered to comprise the lands to the south of the Kupa, Sava and Danube rivers, which bisect Croatia and Serbia and form a natural boundary between Bulgaria and Romania.
The Balkan land mass is sometimes referred to as the Balkan peninsula as it is surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, Marmara and Black seas from the southwest, south and southeast.
During the Middle Ages, the Balkans became stage for a series of wars between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires, as both countries struggled to establish control over this key region.
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 History of the Balkans -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The (A native or inhabitant of Phrygia) Phrygians seem to have settled in the southern Balkans at first, centuries later continuing their migration to settle in (A peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey) Asia Minor.
It seems today that this marker is unique to the Balkans area, though research suggests that about 80% of European genetic stock goes back to (Second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC) Paleolithic period.
The Balkans were conquered by the Romans during the (The domain ruled by an emperor or empress) empire's expansionist period.
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 Balkans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Balkans are generally considered to comprise the lands to the south of the line, connecting lower Danube, Kupa and Sava rivers and with connection to the Bay of Rijeka.
Although Romania (with the exception of Dobrudja) is not geographically part of the Balkans, it is conventionally included as a successor state to the old Ottoman Empire, which formerly ruled the whole region.
The Balkan land mass is sometimes referred to as the Balkan peninsula as it is surrounded by the Adriatic seaAdriatic, Ionian seaIonian, Aegean seaAegean, Sea of MarmaraMarmara and Black seas from the southwest, south and southeast.
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 Balkans - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The countries of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, European part of Turkey, and the states which were previously part of the former Yugoslavia are commonly described as being in the Balkans.
The main ranges are the Dinaric Alps in Croatia and Bosnia continuing onto the Šar-Pindus massif which spreads from Albania to Macedonia and into Greece.
The island of Cyprus, while not part of the Balkans, is intricately involved in the relations of Greece and Turkey.
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 The Classical Mediterranean and Prehistory
The classical period is affected by deepseated prejudices.
Shanks, M.,in Classical Archaeology of Greece, London, 1996, gives us a book about the archaeology of the ancient Greeks written as if those same Greeks were confined within t he boundaries of the modern Greek state.
For government in the Homer's village the classic treatment is that of Finley, M. I., The World of Odysseus, rev. ed., New York 1978.
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 Illyrians and Thracians (from Balkans) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At the dawn of recorded history, two Indo-European peoples dominated the area: the Illyrians to the west and the Thracians to the east of the great historical divide defined by the Morava and Vardar river valleys.
The Balkan Peninsula forms a large, roughly wedge-shaped area of land that extends southward from Central Europe toward the Mediterranean Sea.
Includes reports on developments in Bosnia and the Balkans, an analysis of the Dayton Accords, and an extensive list of media resources and publications.
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 Looking for valuable antiques   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
When you are buying antiques where are the bargains and when you are selling antiques how to maximize on the sale.
The antique items on offer will usually be resonably priced as an antique specialist will know how much it is worth and will be reasonably priced with other local traders.
Specialist antiques fairs can offer a great chance to meet prominent authorities in their antiques field some of them may have traveled great distances to attend.
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 Antiquity: The Balkans in prehistory: The Palaeolithic archaeology of Greece and adjacent areas.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Antiquity: The Balkans in prehistory: The Palaeolithic archaeology of Greece and adjacent areas.@ HighBeam Research
The Balkans in prehistory: The Palaeolithic archaeology of Greece and adjacent areas.
Much effort has been made on archeological research in the Balkan Peninsula due to widespread interest in classical Greece.
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 Lost peoples of the Balkans - www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The period from 100 BC and 106 AD is considered as a classical period for the Dacians, because of their progress in the economic, military and cultural sphere.
The Odryssian kingdom was the largest in the Balkan Peninsula till the middle of the 4th century BC.
The Balkans are also referred to as the powder keg of Europe, thus a civilization construction for “the other” has been built for the region that is geographically, economically and culturally inextricable for Europe.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.3.17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Even this limit -- the Mid-Jurassic -- is somewhat arbitrarily chosen, but, as our authors explain, the earlier and vastly longer geological history of the earth's crust is obscured because "we are uncertain of the position of the continents in earlier times and cannot reconstruct the earlier history of plate tectonics" (16).
What father and son give us amounts to a simultaneously intimate and public dialogue: here, says the geologist, is what is geologically interesting about this landscape and this site, and here, echoes the archaeologist, is what is archaeologically interesting about this exceptionally crumpled and geologically active patch of the earth's crust.
Each region is the subject of a chapter of roughly ten pages, beginning with a summary of the geology of the region, and completed by a series of sub-chapters on local features.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1997/97.03.17.html   (1179 words)

  
 Classical Studies: Catalogue
Because the classics were for so long the core of the Western curriculum, the study of the classical texts, besides being inherently exciting and rewarding, also provides anintroduction to the essential assumptions of our culture.
The program in Classical Studies will thus be of value both to students with a special interest in the ancient world and to those seeking a general foundation in the humanities.
The classics are best approached through the direct study of the languages, and work in Greek and Latin receives special emphasis in the department.
www.wooster.edu /classics/catalogue.html   (2217 words)

  
 Victor Roudometof - Nationalism and Identity Politics in the Balkans: Greece and the Macedonian Question - Journal of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Theoretically speaking, this political controversy is seen as a manifestation of Balkan nationalisms' elevation of the concept of nationhood as the essential element for nation-building, and their concomitant subordination of citizenship.
With respect to the Ottoman territory of the central Balkans, the term Macedonia surfaced in the nineteenth-century maps of the region concomitantly with the rise of Balkan nationalisms (Wilkinson, 1951).
The desire to "upgrade" the social and cultural conditions of the "backward" Ottoman state was seized upon by Balkan intellectuals to postulate the new idea of the nation as a concept that would enhance the modernization of their part of the world.
www.macedon.org /makedonika/supporting_docs/jhs1.htm   (16454 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 96.8.12
Likewise, she demonstrates that the law on raptus was less directly concerned with the modern crime of rape, but rather was meant to address the problem of forced marriage by abduction (which seems, for example, to have been a common practice in some of the highland zones of the Balkans and Asia Minor).
Although Beaucamp's analysis set as its subject the precise question of the status of women, it also necessarily traverses the institutions of marriage and the family.
Evans Grubbs has navigated through these shoals with admirable calm and dispassion, and in the process has produced a pathbreaking analysis of family and marriage, and indeed sexuality, that is far less polarized in its terms, but which offers a much more credible interpretation of the process.
www.ucl.ac.uk /history/volterra/reviews/bmrgrubb.htm   (4425 words)

  
 Albanian Antiquity
The reach of the Albanian Antiquity upon history extends as far as to the lost continent of Atlantis.
In this classical world, the lives of men were based around similar things.
The Dorian Civilization was one of the first civilizations in the Balkans, originating in northern Greece, or Albania.
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 Physics Help - Overview, History, Future, Links
Since antiquity, people have tried to understand the behavior of matter: why unsupported objects drop to the ground, why different materials have different properties, and so forth.
Classical mechanics would be exhaustively extended by Lagrange, Hamilton, and others, who produced new formulations, principles, and results.
In 1733, Bernoulli used statistical arguments with classical mechanics to derive thermodynamic results, initiating the field of statistical mechanics.
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 Mediterranean flavors in antiquity - www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The truth about Mediterranean cuisine in antiquity is rather more complex, but detailed information was not readily accessible to non-specialist readers until Andrew Dalby and Sally Grainger wrote "The Classical Cookbook" (The British Museum Company, 1996).
Although many dishes eaten in antiquity rely on a balance of sweet and sour which is not typical of modern Greek cookery, Kremezi noted just how similar many of the dishes in the book are to food eaten in Greece up until the 1960s.
In fact the poor in classical Greece and Rome did eat bread, pasta made from wheat or barley, as well as wild fruit and vegetables, shellfish and snails.
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 1.1. The ethnography and national aspirations of the Balkans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The actual course of events in the Balkans is a very close reproduction of the conditions existing previous to the arrival of the Turks in Europe.
The latter could not forget that they had formerly heard mass celebrated in their national language by a priest whom they chose themselves and whose interests were not limited to taxes and state service.
The Greek calculations are even more artificial, since their ethnic standard is the influence exercised by Greek civilization on the urban populations, and even the recollections and traces of classical antiquity.
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 indexbookcatalogueNEW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Written by a journalist who witnessed the Balkan war and its aftermath, this book based on extensive research, eye-witness reports and interviews with the leading figures of the war, sets the conflict in its full historical context.
The aim is to contribute to theoretical refinement of the understanding of memory and especially, to explore the significance of their particular manifestations in the Balkan region.
The contributions demonstrate that the Balkans are a normal object of study like any other area: memories there, though not the non-existent 'Balkan memory', are like memories elsewhere but have their local specifics, and identities, though not the missing 'Balkan identity', are like identities everywhere.
www.thorntonsbooks.co.uk /Catalogue%20Balkans.html   (11784 words)

  
 K. Setton - The Bulgars in the Balkans and the Occupation of Corinth in the Seventh Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Bulgars in the Balkans and the Occupation of Corinth in the Seventh Century
In 482 the Emperor Zeno is said to have sought the aid of the Bulgars against the Ostrogoths, [3] and from the 490's on the Bulgar tribesmen made frequent raids upon Thrace, Moesia, and Illyricum.
The wretched rule of the tyrant Phocas prolonged the period of Avaric strength in the Balkans and moved the Persians to renewed attacks upon the eastern possessions of the Empire.
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 Antiquity Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Antiquity: Architecture and Order: Approaches to Social Space.
Moreover, given that Late Antiquity is by its...
Architecture of Late Antiquity (Cornell) Aristotle and Neoplatonism in Late Antiquity...
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 The Origins and Nature of New World Slavery
Yet in four fundamental respects New World slavery differed from slavery in classical antiquity and in Africa, eastern and central Asia, or the Middle East.
Slavery in the classical and the early medieval worlds was not based on racial distinctions.
In classical Greece, many educators, scholars, poets, and physicians were in fact slaves.
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 infos - northern african sculpture in antiquity
Aksum An African Civilisation of Late Antiquity Stuart Munro-Hay Dedicated to the late H. Neville Chittick Aksum: An...
Ages, Art of the Classical Antiquity in the Middle Ages Crusades...
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 Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism
The transition from classical antiquity to feudalism has been less often studied within historical materialism than the transition from feudalism to capitalism.
The reasons for the eventual fall of the Roman imperial system, which brought Antiquity to an end, are surveyed in the light of the regional divisions within the Empire,.
The Balkans are treated as a separate subregion of the East, defined by the survival of Byzantium.
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