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Good all-round history of the region,
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This review is from: The Balkans: 1804 - 2012: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers (Paperback)
I read this history whilst driving through the Balkans on holiday and found it an excellent companion-piece to my trip. It is well-written and very comprehensive. If I were at all to criticise it, it would be the way in which historical events occasionally just seem to "pop up" without much in the way of explanation or description - the 1885 conflict between Serbia and Bulgaria is covered in this fashion - though this is probably due to a lack of space with which to address the causes for every event described in the book.