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The History of the Balkan Peninsula, from the Earliest Times, to the Present Day (Classic Reprint)

Author: Ferdinand Schevill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781330496527

Category: History

Page: 574

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Excerpt from The History of the Balkan Peninsula, From the Earliest Times, to the Present Day This book is concerned with the story of man on the south-eastern projection of Europe, known as the Balkan peninsula. For practical purposes the story begins with the Greeks, because the Balkan the Greeks, though not the original inhabitants of the peninsula, were the first to leave a clear record of themselves and their about three neighbors. From the Hellenic period, when the mists hiding the land from view begin to lift, to the twentieth century of the Christian era is a span of about three thousand years. During that long stretch of time what migrations, wars, settlements, worships, and civilizations make their appearance in the deep perspective of Balkan history! What peoples march across the soil, fair-haired, strong-limbed warriors clothed in skins, succeeded by dark, bronzed men, curved over the backs of horses and alert for plunder! What empires come and go, one moment mounting resistlessly like a wave of the sea, the next dissolving in a cloud of spray! An epic tale is about to engage our attention calling for infinite patience with the intricacies of a deliberately moving plot and demanding an unswerving attachment to pilgrim man as well as a constantly renewed interest in the riddle of his destiny. In order to give the reader a swift preliminary view of the material to be brought to his attention, it is proposed to devote eastern this chapter to a recital of the leading phases of the Balkan story. If history, like Time itself, is a continuous stream, it falls, under the scrutiny of the ordering mind, into periods more or less distinct and possessed of well-marked characteristics. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Ancient Languages of Europe

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469320

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Europe, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.

East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500

Author: Jean W Sedlar

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295972912

Category: History

Page: 556

View: 7115

Although the Middle Ages saw brilliant achievements in the diverse nations of East Central Europe, this period has been almost totally neglected in Western historical scholarship. East Central Europe in the Middle Ages provides a much-needed overview of the history of the region from the time when the present nationalities established their state structures and adopted Christianity up to the Ottoman conquest. Jean Sedlar’s excellent synthesis clarifies what was going on in Europe between the Elbe and the Ukraine during the Middle Ages, making available for the first time in a single volume information necessary to a fuller understanding of the early history of present-day Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and the former Yugoslavia.

Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

View: 9607

Imagining the Balkans

Author: Maria Todorova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199728380

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6434

"If the Balkans hadn't existed, they would have been invented" was the verdict of Count Hermann Keyserling in his famous 1928 publication, Europe. Over ten years ago, Maria Todorova traced the relationship between the reality and the invention. Based on a rich selection of travelogues, diplomatic accounts, academic surveys, journalism, and belles-lettres in many languages, Imagining the Balkans explored the ontology of the Balkans from the sixteenth century to the present day, uncovering the ways in which an insidious intellectual tradition was constructed, became mythologized, and is still being transmitted as discourse. Maria Todorova, who was raised in the Balkans, is in a unique position to bring both scholarship and sympathy to her subject, and in a new afterword she reflects on recent developments in the study of the Balkans and political developments on the ground since the publication of Imagining the Balkans. The afterword explores the controversy over Todorova's coining of the term Balkanism. With this work, Todorova offers a timely, updated, accessible study of how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into one of the most powerful and widespread pejorative designations in modern history.

The Balkans Since 1453

Author: Leften Stavros Stavrianos


ISBN: 9781850655510

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 970

View: 2713

This work aims to synthesize literature on Balkan topics since World War I, and demonstrate the importance of Balkan history by examining it in the context of European and world history. It uses imperial and local approaches, providing national histories as well as contextualising the subject.

The Serbs

Author: Sima M. Cirkovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514291X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1102

This sweeping history of the Serbian people starts with the settlement of the Slavs on the Balkan Peninsula in the seventh century and ends with the dissolution of Yugoslavia at the end of the twentieth century. A comprehensive survey of the development of the Serbian nation. Provides the background history of the Serbs, essential to understanding their current situation. Traces the history of the Serbian people from the seventh through to the late twentieth century. Focuses on the process of integration and disintegration which have characterised Serbian history. Pays detailed attention to socio-economic history.

Geschichte der Balkanländer

von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Edgar Hösch

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406572999


Page: 454

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History of Modern Europe

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478438762

Category: Education

Page: 470

View: 2778

Facts101 is your complete guide to History of Modern Europe Volume 2. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A History of the Early Medieval Siege, C. 450-1220

Author: Peter Fraser Purton

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843834480

Category: History

Page: 505

View: 9787

Byblos, Lebanon: An early twelfth-century crusader castle with donjon. --Book Jacket.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Marcopædia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 8521

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 1088

View: 3860

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852299616

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9001

The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance

Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089215

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 7397

A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance. From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance.

Local and Global Understandings of Creativities

Byzantine Chant, the Ison, and Arbëresh Liturgical Chant

Author: Eno Koço

Publisher: Eno Koço

ISBN: 1443847410

Category: Music

Page: 13

View: 6321

In music making in company, the protagonists have to follow the rules of interaction and create the cohesion of being together. At the same time, they try to promote personal goals that depend on specific personal treasure troves of experience. These are continuously being modified also as a result of the exchange between individuals. The perspective of the individuals in company leads the emphasis of the investigations to the ways in which the acts of performance, interpretation and local discourse give shape to creative processes in multipart music making and to the definition of the individual, collective and collaborative dimensions in this context. Focusing on the creators rather than on the produced object, the studies included in this volume explore the diversity of the roles, powers, symbolism, meanings and values given to the polyphony of voices in secular and religious traditions based on extensive fieldwork experience. The contributors to this volume also consider the UNESCOs Intangible Cultural Heritage List in this context, as well as the role of local, national and international awards. By understanding culture as a drug, whose absorption is realised within interacting cells, culture appears as a cellular network and music as quite an efficient device for its functioning.

Books in Print 1997-98

Author: R R Bowker Publishing,[Anonymus AC01535147]

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835239400


Page: N.A

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Byzantium's Balkan Frontier

A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204

Author: Paul Stephenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770170

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5624

A history of the relations between Byzantium and the Balkan peoples, 900-1204.

Western Civilization

Civilizations, Civilizations

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467216372

Category: Education

Page: 520

View: 4598

Facts101 is your complete guide to Western Civilization. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Macropaedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 1872

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