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              Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe

              Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe (Hardback)

              By Fischer, Bernd

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              Authoritarian leaders such as Enver Hoxha, Todor Zhivkov, Josip Broz Tito and Slobodan Milosevic are part of a time-honored tradition of Balkan authoritarian rule that saw the domination of some of the most colorful but also brutal leaders of twentieth century. Among the latter w...ere the wartime Croatian fascist Ante Pavlevic and Nicolae Ceausescu. Royal absolutists from the interwar period - Zog of Albania, Alexander of Yugoslavia and Carol II of Romania - and the Greek military dictators General Metaxas (1930s) and Colonel Papadopoulos (1967-74) are included. Kemal Ataturk's career is seen to have many links with the Balkans. This book brings the 'strongmen' to life, providing insights into their personalities and the forces that brought them to prominence. An enduring question is: has the age of the Balkan 'strongmen' truly ended?
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              ISBN 9781557534552
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2007
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              Of Mind and Matter: The Duality of National Identity in the German-Danish Borderlands
               

              Of Mind and Matter: The Duality of National Identity in the German-Danish Borderlands (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thaler, Peter

              Analyzes identity formation in the multicultural border region of Sleswig. This book highlights the changeability of national sentiments and explores what has motivated local inhabitants to define themselves as Germans or Danes.

              ISBN 9781557535245
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              State Collapse in South-Eastern Europe: New Perspectives on Yugoslavia's Disintegration
                

              State Collapse in South-Eastern Europe: New Perspectives on Yugoslavia's Disintegration (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Cohen, Lenard J.; Dragovic-Soso, Jasna

              A multidisciplinary approach exploring the historical antecedents and the dynamic process of Yugoslavia's violent dissolution. This volume examines issues broadening our understanding of the Yugoslav case, and also sheds light on how to deal with state fragility and failure.

              ISBN 9781557534606
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              Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe
                

              Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ther, Philipp; Translated by Hughes-Kreutzmuller, Charlotte

              This volume, a revised and extended version of two well-reviewed books published in German and Czech, explores the social and political background to this "opera mania" in nineteenth century Central Europe. After tracing the major trends in the opera history of the period, includ...ing the emergence of national genres of opera and its various social functions and cultural meanings, the author contrasts the histories of the major houses in Dresden (a court theatre), Lemberg (a theatre built and sponsored by aristocrats), and Prague (a civic institution). Beyond the operatic institutions and their key stage productions, composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Bed?ich Smetana, Stanis?aw Moniuszko, Antonin Dvo?ak, and Richard Strauss are put in their social and political contexts. The concluding chapter, bringing together the different leitmotifs of social and cultural history explored in the rest of the book, explains the specificities of opera life in Central Europe within a wider European and global framework.
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              Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholar's Initiative
                

              Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholar's Initiative (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              Edited by Ingrao, Charles; Emmert, Thomas A.

              It has been two decades since Yugoslavia fell apart. The brutal conflicts that followed its dissolution are over, but the legacy of the tragedy continues to unsettle the region. Reconciliation is a long and difficult process that necessitates a willingness to work together openly... and objectively in confronting the past. Over the past ten years the Scholars' Initiative has assembled an international consortium of historians, social scientists, and jurists to examine the salient controversies that still divide the peoples of former Yugoslavia. The findings of its eleven research teams represent a direct assault on the proprietary narratives and interpretations that nationalist politicians and media have impressed on mass culture in each of the successor states. Given gaps in the historical record and the existence of sometimes contradictory evidence, this volume does not pretend to resolve all of the outstanding issues. Nevertheless, this second edition incorporates new evidence and major developments that have taken place in the region since the first edition went to press. At the heart of this project has always been the insistence of the authors that they would continue to reconsider their analyses and conclusions based on credible new evidence. Thus, in this second edition, the work of the Scholars' Initiative continues. The broadly conceived synthesis will assist scholars, public officials, and the people they represent both in acknowledging inconvenient facts and in discrediting widely held myths that inform popular attitudes and the electoral success of nationalist politicians who profit from them. Rather than rely on special pleading and appeals to patriotism that have no place in scholarship, the volume vests its credibility in the scientific credentials of its investigators, the transparent impartiality of its methodology, and an absolute commitment to soliciting and examining evidence presented by all sides.
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              ISBN 9781557536174
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              The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718
               

              The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Ingrao, Charles; Samardzic, Nikola; Pesalj, Jovan

              This book developed from the proceedings of the First International Academic Conference The Peace of Passarowitz 1718 held on 14-15 November 2008, on the occasion of the 290th Anniversary, in Pozarevac, Serbia --Pref.

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              The Army of Francis Joseph
                

              The Army of Francis Joseph (Paperback)

              By Rothenberg, Gunther

              Rothenberg's work offers the first analytical, full length study of the army of Francis Joseph throughout its history from 1815 to 1918.

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              Serbia's Great War: 1914-1918
                

              Serbia's Great War: 1914-1918 (Hardback)

              By Mitrovic, Andrej

              Mitrovic's volume fills the gap in Balkan history by presenting an in-depth look at Serbia and its role in WWI. The Serbian experience was in fact of major significance in this war. In the interlocking development of the wartime continent, Serbia's plight is part of a European ji...gsaw. Also, the First World War was crucial as a stage in the construction of Serbian national mythology in the twentieth century.
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              Yugoslavia: A State That Withered Away
                

              Yugoslavia: A State That Withered Away (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Contributions by Jovic, Dejan

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              Argues that the disintegration of Yugoslavia was the result of many factors, not of a single one, but the primary one was commitment of the Yugoslav political elite to the Marxist ideology of withering away of the state. This book reconstructs the elite's motives and reasons for ...the actions that led to state collapse.
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              The Naval Policy of Austria-Hungary 1867-1918: Navalism, Industrial Development, and the Politics of Dualism
                

              The Naval Policy of Austria-Hungary 1867-1918: Navalism, Industrial Development, and the Politics of Dualism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sondhaus, Lawrence

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              This volume aims to show the right questions to ask in a survey questionnaire. It presents a framework of seven simple questions, and the advantage and disadvantage of the different question types and when to use each.

              ISBN 9781557531926
              Publisher Purdue University Press
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