The Balkan Wars

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Title: The Balkan Wars
Author: Andre Gerolymatos
ISBN10: 0465027326
ISBN13: 978-0465027323
Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (March 20, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
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Pages: 320 pages
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In this riveting new history of the Balkan peoples, André Gerolymatos explores how ancient events engendered cultural myths that evolved over time, gaining strength in the collective consciousnesses of Orthodox Christians and Muslims alike. In colorful detail, we meet the key figures that instigated and perpetuated these myths--assassin/heroes such as Milos Obolic and Gavrilo Princip and warlords such as Ali Pasha. This lively survey of centuries of strife finally puts the modern conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo into historical context, and provides a long overdue account of the origins of ethnic hatred and warmongering in this turbulent land.