Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

3.94 avg rating
( 2,966 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780312087012: Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

A history of the Balkan Peninsula explores the region's political, social, religious, and economic past in order to understand the nature of the recently rekindled centuries-old blood feuds

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare now sweeping 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.

This enthralling and often chilling political travelogue fully deciphers the Balkans' ancient passions and intractable hatreds for outsiders. For as Kaplan travels among the vibrantly-adorned churches and soul-destroying slums of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece, he allows us to see the region's history as a time warp in which Slobodan Milosevic becomes the reincarnation of a fourteenth-century Serbian martyr; Nicolae Ceaucescu is called "Drac," or "the Devil"; and the one-time Soviet Union turns out to be a continuation of the Ottoman Empire.

From the Publisher:

"Powerfully argued...the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date."--The Boston Globe

"A road-map through the centuries-old ethnic hatreds and anti-Semitism that continue to erupt in Eastern Europe."--Abraham H. Foxman

"With remarkable clarity...Mr. Kaplan succeeds in presenting the everyday experience of different Balkan communities in a vivid and significant way. Balkan Ghosts offers the complexity, brutality, and beauty in traveling in both the past and present."--Seattle Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert D. Kaplan
Published by St. Martin's Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0312087012 ISBN 13: 9780312087012
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312087012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kaplan, Robert D.
Published by St. Martin's Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0312087012 ISBN 13: 9780312087012
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312087012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kaplan, Robert D.
Published by St. Martin's Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0312087012 ISBN 13: 9780312087012
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0312087012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kaplan, Robert D.
Published by St Martins Pr
ISBN 10: 0312087012 ISBN 13: 9780312087012
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0312087012 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK2P202347

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 55.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kaplan, Robert D.
Published by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 10: 0312087012 ISBN 13: 9780312087012
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0312087012 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0084924

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds