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- NYU Press 2015; US$ 42.50
In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe?s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to practice religion, travel abroad, wear jeans, or read ?decadent? Western literature began to devour the outside world. They opened cafés, companies,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 48.00
Bulgaria, Second Edition portrays the rich, historic past of Bulgaria. From the country's beautiful architecture to its distinct national character, this updated edition details important political and social leaders, relationships with diverse minority groups, and the country's history as well as its present concerns. Bringing readers up to... more...
- Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 45.00
This engaging and well-illustrated volume describes the excavations of a large urban sector, the so-called Triconch Palace, of the Adriatic seaport of Butrint. In so doing it adds to the new paradigm for the development of Roman towns in the Mediterranean. The book traces the changing nature of this rich and varied area - from 2nd-century Roman townhouses,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 129.99
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Albania relates the history of this country through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00
The communist regime in Bulgaria was perhaps the most stable in Eastern Europe and its demise was brought about only by the general collapse of the Soviet bloc. In the light of this, what is surprising about the country's transitions to democracy and a market economy is not that it has been uneven but that it has proceeded without fundamental disruptions... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Independence and Foreign Policy is the first interpretive study of New Zealand foreign policy to cover the period 1935–91. Based on years of detailed research, it draws extensively on relevant sources both inside and outside government. It is also an original and imaginative work which consistently takes a broad view, exploring the idea of independence... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
In the Balkans today Communism, with its dynamic drive for power and sense of mission, is charging against the Balkan peasant mass, a patient, religious, tradition-bound people tilling their beloved soil. Dragalevtsy, the Balkan village described by Mr. Sanders, brings this struggle into focus. The book details the way of life of a tranquil rural... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 35.00
This is the first full account of a country that, following decades of isolation, has undergone unprecedented changes to its political system: the collapse of communism, the progression to multi-party elections and the upheaval that followed the March 1997 uprising. Miranda Vickers traces the history of the Albanian people from the Ottoman period... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 90.00
From the late nineteenth century to the post-communist period, Albanian and Georgian political and intellectual elites have attributed hopes to "Europe," yet have also exhibited ambivalent attitudes that do not appear likely to vanish any time soon. Albanians and Georgians have evoked, experienced, and continue to speak of "Europe" according to... more...