In this Book
This interdisciplinary volume stands as a critique of the standard discourse regarding the Balkan Wars and effectively questions many of the assumptions of prevailing modern nation-state histories, which have long privileged the ethno-religious dimensions present in the Balkans. The authors go to great lengths in demonstrating the fluidity of social, geographical, and cultural boundaries before 1912 and call into question the “nationalist watershed” notion that was artificially imposed by manipulative historiography and political machinations following the end of fighting in 1913.
War and Nationalism will be of interest to scholars looking to enrich their own understanding of an overshadowed historical event and will serve as a valuable contribution to courses on Ottoman and European history.
Table of Contents
- Part I: The Origins of the Balkan Wars
- pp. 29-30
- Part II: War as Experience and the Persecution of Change
- pp. 249-250
- Part III: Assessing Local, Regional, andInternational Reactions to the War
- pp. 421-422
- Part IV: The Republic of Turkey and Republican Introspection
- pp. 619-620