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Paperback octavo. Good with no dust jacket. Blue and green spine with white lettering. Moderate shelf-wear to wrapper panels. Two dark pen marks to bottom of front panel corner. Binding intact. Text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 407pp. Volume 1 only. Rockville.
As New. 6" x 9" 407 Pages Indexed. First published in 1983 this is the 10th Printing. An as new book with no defects noted and interior text pages are flawless. This Volume I discusses the history of the major Balkan nationalities. The contents are divided into Two Parts: The Eighteenth Century and The Revolutionary Years 1804 to 1887. It describes the differing conditions experienced under Ottoman and Habsburg rule, but the main emphasis is on the national movements, their successes and failures to 1900, and the place of events in the Balkans in the international relations of the day. It is the history of the peoples the Balkan peninsula, an area of land surrounded by the Black, Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic seas. Although the line of the Danube, Sava, and Kupa rivers has often been given as designating the northern perimeter of the region, this account will also be concerned with the fate of lands across the Danube inhabited by Romanian, Croatian, Slovene, and Hungarian populations. The outstanding feature of this area is its mountainous character; Balkan comes from the Turkish word for a chain of wooded mountains. The great ranges dividing the peninsula and the Carpathians to the north had the effect of separating the peoples. There is no natural center for the region. To understand the Balkan history the reader should first study Map I, giving particular attention to both the mountains and the river systems. To the north, in the territory of present-day Romania, the Carpathian Mountains dominate the landscape. To the south, Bulgaria is divided by the Balkan Mountains and separated from Greece by the Rhodope chain. Turning to the northwest, a Slovenian and Croatian population is found in the Karawanken and Julian Alps. Continuing southward, the Dinaric Alps form a formidable barrier between the Adriatic coast and the hinterland of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Further south, the Pindus Mountains run the length of Greece. The major river system of the region is formed by the Danube and its tributaries. Throughout history the Danube has been the principal route in this area for military invasion, trade, and travel. This great river highway provided obstacles to communication only at the Iron Gates, a narrow section with rocks and swift currents. There are 25 Maps and Illustrations.
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