Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

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Picador, 1 avr. 2014 - 368 pages

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic.

This new edition of Balkan Ghosts includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between 1996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

 

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I liked the way he wrote the book, like a trip journal. I also liked the picturesque person he met during his journey. I would organize the book in a different way: less about Greece and Romania and ... Consulter l'avis complet

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My library contains many books on the interface between travel and history, and one of my favourite authors in this genre is Robert Kaplan, who wrote "Balkan Ghosts" (1993). The book contains several ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Foreword
ix
Preface xxxoii
xxxix
HISTORICAL OVERTURES
21
of the Stars
49
The White City and Its Prophet
71
ROMANIA LATIN PASSION PLAY
77
Transylvanian Voices 14 8
148
The Pied Pipers Children
169
The Warmth of Each Others Bodies
197
The Price of Friendship
214
The Bad and the Good
220
WESTERN MISTRESS EASTERN BRIDE
231
Teach Me Zorba Teach Me to Dance
249
The Secret History
260
The Road to Adrianople
282
Index
297

Timisoara and Bucharest
181
BULGARIA TALES FROM COMMUNIST BYZANTIUM
191

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Robert D. Kaplan, a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, is the author of more than a dozen books on travel and foreign affairs that have been translated into many languages. They included Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus and Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History.

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