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An original and stimulating synopsis, 21 Aug. 2003
This short book is a must read for any student of the Balkans region. Mazower enables the reader to gain an understanding of the pysche of the peoples of the region. The quality of analysis is especially lucid and original - though the focus of the book is pre-dominantly pre-WW2.