Conflicting Loyalties in the Balkans: The Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and Nation-building (Library of Ottoman Studies #28) (Hardcover)

Conflicting Loyalties in the Balkans: The Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and Nation-building (Library of Ottoman Studies #28) By Hannes Grandits (Editor), Nathalie Clayer (Editor), Robert Pichler (Editor) Cover Image
By Hannes Grandits (Editor), Nathalie Clayer (Editor), Robert Pichler (Editor)
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The collapse of the Ottoman Empire resulted in the birth of new nation states in the Balkans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 'Conflicting Loyalties in the Balkans' explores the effects of the Ottoman reform era upon Balkan societies in order to shed much-needed light on the history of this region during the early nation-state period. Focusing on developments which go beyond the over-researched dimension of political or elite discourse, this book offers insights into the complex ways in which Balkan societies were transformed from different regional viewpoints - focusing on the interplay between Great Power politics, state reforms and social dynamics on the ground. A thorough investigation of the conflicting loyalties which has shaped the political framework of the post-Ottoman Balkans, this is an important and fascinating insight into the logic and contradictions of daily life in a crucial period of Balkan and Ottoman history.

About the Author


Hannes Grandits is a Professor at the Department of History at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and a former Senior Associate for Southeast European History at the University of Graz. Nathalie Clayer is a Professor at the EHESS (Paris) and a senior fellow researcher at the CNRS (Paris). She is the director of the CETOBAC (Centre d'etudes turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques, CNRS-EHESS). Robert Pichler is a researcher and lecturer at the Department for Southeast European History at the University of Graz.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781848854772
ISBN-10: 1848854773
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: May 15th, 2011
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Library of Ottoman Studies