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The Palgrave concise historical atlas of the Balkans
Hupchick, Dennis P.
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First edition, Sept. 2001.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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1 atlas ([viii], 128 pages) : color maps ; 25 cm
Introductory maps -- Era of Byzantine hegemony, 600-1355 -- Era of Ottoman domination, 1355-1804 -- Era of romantic nationalism, 1804-1878 -- Era of nation-state nationalism, 1878-1944 -- Era of communist domination, 1944-1991 -- Era of post-communism, 1991-present.
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G1996.S1 H8 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The dramatic, tumultuous and often tragic human events that erupted in the Balkan Peninsula following the collapse of communism between 1989 and 1991 have captured the Western world's attention throughout the past decade. The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans contains fifty two-colour, full-page maps and extensive explanatory text to explore this often complicated and war-torn history. The maps not only illustrate the area's physical geography, but also the political development and key moments in Balkans history, in a way that is immediate and easy-to-understand. Lecturers and students will find it an indispensable and affordable useful reference tool, and general readers will enjoy it for its clarity and wealth of information.

Author Notes

DENNIS P. HUPCHICK is an Associate Professor of History at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the East European and Russian Studies Program. He is the author of Conflict and Chaos in Eastern Europe (SMP, 1995), Culture and History in Eastern Europe (SMP, 1994), co-author of The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans (Palgrave, 2001), author of The Balkans (Palgrave, 2001), and The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century (1993).HAROLD E. COX is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. He is the former editor of Pennsylvania History and has written extensively on the history of urban transportation and the development of inner cities in the nineteenth century. He has created historical maps for various publications since the early 1950s.

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Covering this historically complex geographic area from the seventh century to the present, this atlas provides "a basic and affordable visual tool for grasping the geopolitical situation at selected important moments in Balkan history." Its 50 maps are each accompanied by a page of concise, well-written text. A map key lists the different fonts used to indicate states, regions, ethnic groups, rivers, and cities. The five introductory maps (physical, political as of 2001, natural resources, demographic, and cultural) are followed by geopolitical maps arranged chronologically. The three-page bibliography of print resources is appropriate for general readers or undergraduates who wish to explore specific countries or historical periods. Recommended for general readers and undergraduates. S. Jent University of Louisville