Whatever Balkan specialists might think of Winston Churchill's observation that this region produces more history than it can consume, they would likely agree that writing Balkan history can be exceptionally demanding. Mastering its linguistic diversity and navigating its volatile archival practices is tough enough, whereas ideological, geopolitical, and national biases are bending historical insights into autarchic turfs. By custom, this compartmentalization challenge is met through collaborative work, combining the insights of scholars from the region and outside. Balkans in the Cold War, a volume edited by Svetozar Rajak, Konstantina Botsiou, Eirini Karamouzi, and Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, follows this model. The editors, based in the United Kingdom and Greece, assembled sixteen contributors. The origins and residences of these authors, ranging from the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands to Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia, attests to the globalization of Balkan studies. Five of the authors are women, symbolizing...
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The Balkans in the Cold War
The Balkans in the Cold War.
Rajaket al., eds.,
Institute for Contemporary History, Belgrade
Online Issn: 1531-3298
Print Issn: 1520-3972
© 2019 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Journal of Cold War Studies (2019) 20 (4): 258–262.
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Vladimir Petrović; The Balkans in the Cold War. Journal of Cold War Studies 2019; 20 (4): 258–262. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jcws_r_00846
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