Misha Glenny (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 1, ratings · 88 reviews. This unique and lively history of Balkan geopolitics since the early. Neal Ascherson relishes Misha Glenny’s impressive study, The Balkans , which lays the blame for the perpetual strife in that region. Misha Glenny and Mark Mazower take very different approaches to the modern history of the Balkans.
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Misha Glenny and Mark Mazower take very different approaches to the modern history of the Balkans. The second part of this awful story is better known – the Fire of Smirna and the population exchange.
Mar 19, Mark rated it liked it.
They stirred up the nationalism and ethnic divides that have led to brutal massacres again and again, because warring groups are people easily manipulated.
It’s all connected, intertwined – the pinnacle is mihsa course the Yugoslav warsand the sad things is, nothing has changed compared to or Looking for beautiful books? Sometimes there are repetitio Misha Glenny has undertaken a monumental task, to provide a readable, one volume history of what amounts to 13 countries over the relatively short period from It is very detailed in the political maneuverings over two hundred years of Balkan history, but I failed to get a good overview of the major events.
The post-Imperial history of Africa is a demonstration of the perils of imposing artifical boundaries across tribal lands. In doing so, he reveals that groups we think of as implacable enemies have, over the centuries, formed unlikely alliances, thereby disputing the idea that conflict in the Balkans is the ineluctable product of ancient grudges.
You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. However, these difficulties aren’t necessarily the author’s fault. And neither war ended “with the whistle” in the Balkans: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He downplayed Draza Mikhailovich and the Chetnicks. Another reason — Politics: Or, just possibly, is there almost no connection between our bad dreams and the reality of south-eastern Europe, that region inaccurately named ‘Balkan’ after a mountain range in Bulgaria?
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Glenny, who lived for some years in Salonika while writing this book, has a special feeling for ancient, multi-cultural maritime cities. Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia. Serbia was egged on to attack Bulgaria in and then left to dangle in the wind.
In centuries of Balkan tribalism exploded into the Kososvo war which sucked in many nations in an attempt to prevent things escalating and,subsequently, demonstrated how inhumane we can be if the opposition is seen as sub- The post-Imperial history of Africa is a demonstration of the perils of imposing artifical boundaries across tribal lands. He also didn’t give sufficient mention on how th West sold them out to th communists.
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January External links: While it seems like there are no good guys, Glenny reminds the reader over and over again that it is always the civilians who are missha, who have to pick up the pieces and try again. Though his research seems solid enough and he provides references, it remains obvious that Glenny is a journalist rather than a historian. There also wasn’t always a clear flow of logic in the sub-sections in each chapters.
Feb 02, Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves: A glossary of major players would have increased my comprehension of all that went on.
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A Concise History of Bulgaria. The focus is on wars and political conflicts, but he also includes biographical material, with portraits of key individuals, and he quotes from contemporary documents and sources to give the reader some idea how people thought and felt at the time. Glenny’s point is simple. I can’t say I enjoyed much of it except the last couple of chapters WW2 onwardsbut gave it three stars because it is obviously very well researched and the author is very familiar.
And my edition of this book ends in This makes it very easy to cause a conflagration at the whim of whoever has seized power for the moment. Thesis aside, the sheer amount of knowledge that Glenny backs miisha his book is impressive, to say the least.
More recent events are often frustratingly condensed or passed over. And the revolt of those pig-breeders tells something else – that talk about ‘ancient hatreds’ is mostly nonsense. Well written in short segments with frequent reiteration of the key points.
It took me many months to read because I had to take breaks. I used it as a research source when writing one of my books and I also required it to be used as a textbook when I created the course “Balkans in Peace and Conflict” while I was a professor at AMU. Mazower takes a complete different approach, in a work which is barely a fifth the length but which in some ways covers more.
Published September 1st by Penguin first hlenny The author is not particularly friendly to Greece, but not hostile either.
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