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The Balkan Wars from Contemporary Perception to Historic Memory

Editors: Boeckh, Katrin, Rutar, Sabine (Eds.)

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  • Integrates the historiographies of the states that fought in the Balkan Wars through international contributors
  • Furthers our understanding of twentieth-century warfare in Europe by focusing on two neglected wars
  • Broadens our knowledge of the history of conflicts in twentieth-century Southeastern Europe
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This book explores the historial role of the Balkan Wars. In Eastern Europe, the two Balkan Wars of 1912/13 had greater importance than the First World War for the construction of nations and states. This volume shows how these “short” wars profoundly changed the sociopolitical situation in the Balkans, with consequences that are still felt today. More than one hundred years later, the successors of the belligerent states in Southeastern Europe memorialize the wars as heroic highlights of their respective pasts. Furthermore, the metaphor that the Balkans were Europe’s “powder keg”, perpetuated at the beginning of the twentieth century in the face of these wars, was reactivated in both the West and the East up through the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. The authors entangle the hitherto exclusive national master narratives and analyse them cogently and trenchantly for an international readership. They make an indispensable contribution to the proper integration of the Balkan Wars into the European historical memory of twentieth-century warfare.

About the authors


Katrin Boeckh is Extraordinary Professor for the History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany and Senior Research Associate at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. She is the author of various monographs on the history of the Balkan Wars, Serbia and Ukraine, and co-editor of several volumes on religions, political institutions and historical path dependencies in Eastern Europe.

Sabine Rutar is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany and Editor-in-Chief of the multidisciplinary social science quarterly Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society. She specializes in labour history, the history of twentieth-century warfare, and the history of both early socialism and state socialism.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Balkan Wars from Perception to Remembrance

    Pages 1-9

    Boeckh, Katrin (et al.)

  • Ethnonationalism, Irredentism, and Empire

    Pages 13-55

    Adanır, Fikret

  • Violence, Forced Migration, and Population Policies During and After the Balkan Wars (1912–14)

    Pages 57-80

    Pezo, Edvin

  • Gjergj Fishta, the “Albanian Homer,” and Edith Durham, the “Albanian Mountain Queen”: Observers of Albania’s Road to Statehood

    Pages 81-104

    Dauti, Daut

  • The Rebirth of Pan-Slavism in the Russian Empire, 1912–13

    Pages 105-137

    Boeckh, Katrin

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Balkan Wars from Contemporary Perception to Historic Memory
Editors
  • Katrin Boeckh
  • Sabine Rutar
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44642-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44642-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44641-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83101-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 350
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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