The Balkan Wars : Conquest, Revolution, and Retribution from the Ottoman Empire to the Twentieth Century and Beyond Hardback
War after war has ravaged this part of the world with frightening regularity - will the region ever achieve stability or is each Balkan state doomed to repeat a history characterized by the unending cycle of butchery, bloodlust and retribution?
The author gives the characters in this historical drama a human face, and in doing so, brings the events of long ago into the sharp focus of current events.
The book shows that violence and terror have had plenty of precedence in the region The reader is introduced to key figures who have played a hand in the shaping of the cultural and ethnic landscape of the Balkans, beginning with Sultan Murad I, Prince Lazar and Milos Obolic, the legendary trinity of the Battle of Kosovo that inspired countless generations of Serbian resistance and vengeance.
Covered are the ruthless mountain bandits who became romantic symbols of freedom and patriotism during the 19th century.
Also covered is the chilling account of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, the 525th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, the details of the Archduke's fateful visit and the conspirators who awaited him.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/2003
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781862272538