The dramatic, tumultuous, 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 provides 50 two-color, full-page maps, each accompanied by a facing page of explanatory text. These maps illustrate key moments in Balkans history in a way that is immediate and comprehensible, making it come alive. Students will regard it as a useful reference, and general readers will enjoy it for its clarity and wealth of information.
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, Culture and History in Eastern Europe, co-author of The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, author of The Balkans, and The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century. He has edited a number of scholarly books and has authored numerous articles on Bulgarian and Balkan history. He is a past-president of the Bulgarian Studies Association and was a Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria in 1989.
Harold E. Cox is professor and chair of the department of history at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. He is the former editor of Pennsylvania Historyand 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.
“Praise for A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe: . . . a useful text and library reference. Hupchick’s descriptions are lucid, and Cox’s cartography is clear and well-coordinated with the narrative . . . crucial publication on East Central Europe and the Balkans that can serve as a supplemental volume or stand alone as a short text.” —Nationalities Papers
“A valuable tool for the classroom and the general public.” —Multicultural Review
“A well organized, easy-to-use set of 50 maps . . . well-written . . . A welcome publication . . .” —Choice
“An admirable summary of the history of the area, tracing the complex ethnic and cultural interactions of the peoples of Eastern Europe. It also offers an excellent background for the understanding of the current problems experienced in the region. . . Recommended for collections of all types. . .” —Booklist
This atlas is an invaluable addition to public and academic libraries and is highly recommended.
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