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Balkan Ghosts : A Journey through History

Balkan Ghosts : A Journey through History - 05 edition

Balkan Ghosts : A Journey through History - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780312424930

ISBN10: 0312424930

Balkan Ghosts : A Journey through History by Robert D. Kaplan - ISBN 9780312424930
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Balkan Ghosts : A Journey through History by Robert D. Kaplan - ISBN 9780312424930

ISBN13: 9780312424930

ISBN10: 0312424930

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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Summary

This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between 1996 and 2000, beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Yugoslavia : historical overtures

1. Croatia : "just so they could go to heaven"
2. Old Serbia and Albania : Balkan "West Bank"
3. Macedonia : "a hand thirsting towards the realm of the stars"
4. The white city and its prophet

Pt. 2 Romania : Latin passion play

5. Athenee Palace, Bucharest
6. The Danube's bitter end
7. Moldavia : "conditioned to hate"
8. The land beyond Dracula's castle : the painted monasteries of Bucovina
9. Transylvanian voices
10. Transylvanian tale : the Pied Piper's children go back to Hamelin
11. Last glimpses : Timisoara and Bucharest

Pt. 3 Bulgaria : tales from communist Byzantium

12. "The ward the goodmth of each other's bodies"
13. The price of friendship
14. The bad an

Pt. 4 Greece : western mistress, eastern bride

15. Farewell to Salonika
16. "Teach me, Zorba : teach me to dance!"
17. The secret history