Top positive review
Great summary of Balkan history
25 December 2015
As someone who knew nothing about the Balkans before agreeing to go on a roadtrip through the region this year, I was recommended this book by a friend from Kosovo. It's very readable and concise - I definitely feel that I have grasped the key currents and periods that have shaped the Balkans' history. It also debunks a lot of myths about the countries in the region and Western stereotypes. His writing style is far from a dry and boring account of events there and is well-paced. I would definitely read something by Mazower again.