A Concise History of Bulgaria (Cambridge Concise Histories) by R. J. Crampton

By R. J. Crampton

Bulgaria is slated to join the eu Union in 2007, but its historical past is among the least renowned within the remainder of the continent. R. J. Crampton offers the following a common creation to this nation on the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. The textual content and illustrations hint the wealthy and dramatic tale from pre-history, in the course of the days whilst Bulgaria used to be the centre of a strong medieval empire and the 5 centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the 19th century and the political upheavals of the 20 th, upheavals which led Bulgaria into 3 wars. This up-to-date version comprises the years from 1995 to 2004, an essential interval within which Bulgaria persisted monetary meltdown, set itself heavily at the street to reform, elected its former King as best minister, and at last secured club of NATO and admission to the eu Union.

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