A Concise History of Bulgaria

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 2005 - History - 287 pages
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Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership in NATO and admission to the European Union. First Edition Hb (1997) 0-521-56183-3 First Edition Pb (1997) 0-521-56719-X
  

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This book provides a clear and concise description of the first Bulgarian Empire.

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Read before/during trip to Bulgaria. Useful introduction to Bulgarian history, written in a transparent style. I kind of lost interest with all the political stuff -- X trying to get rid of Y, and ... Read full review

Contents

MEDIAEVAL BULGARIA 6811393
9
OTTOMAN RULE IN THE BULGARIAN LANDS
29
THE NATIONAL REVIVAL AND THE LIBERATION
45
THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE BULGARIAN STATE
85
Ferd1nands personal rule 18961918
117
BULGARIA 19 I 81944
144
BULGARIA UNDER COMMUNIST RULE 19441989
180
POSTCOMMUNIST BULGARIA
212
CONCLUSION
259
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R. J. Crampton is Professor of East European History at the University of Oxford. He has written a number of books on modern Eastern Europe History, including Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century - and After (1996) and The Balkans since the Second World War (2002).

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