Author: Prof. Andrew WachtelISBN: 978-954-320-333-8
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In the historical and literary conception, the Balkans usually stand out as a threatening region, torn by ethnic and religious hatred, always ready to break out into a furious conflict. Professor Andrew Baruh Wachtel, the outstanding scholar, offers another point of view, which is positive and by far more useful for the comprehension and assessment of the processes taking place in this part of the Old Continent. It is here that the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, of Byzantium and of Ottoman Turkey and of Roman Catholic Europe meet, clash, and sometimes blend, to produce the dynamic, easily inflammable and multilayered local civilization. Bulgaria, European Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece - these are all Balkan countries, each one with its own specificity, but also united by historical, cultural and social links, which transform them into an integrated, multifaceted whole. The author discusses and interprets the eventful past of the Balkans as a story of creative borrowing of various traditions, resulting from which one of the most complex, rich in dramatic developments and interesting regions in the world has taken shape.
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