History

The Fracture Zone

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 601

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come The vast and mountainous area that makes up the Balkans is rife with discord, both cultural and topographical. And, as Simon Winchester superbly demonstrates in this intimate portrait of the region, much of the political strife of the past century can be traced to its inherent contrasts. With the aid of a guide and linguist, Winchester traveled deep into the region's most troublesome areas--including Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, and Turkey--just as the war was tearing these countries apart. The result is a book not just about war but also about how war affects the living. Both timeless and current, The Fracture Zone goes behind the headlines to offer a true picture of a region that has always been on the brink. Winchester's remarkable journey puts all the elements together--the faults, the fractures, and the chaos--to make sense out of a seemingly senseless place.
History

Outposts

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 696

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory. His adventures in these distant and forgotten ends of the earth make compelling, often funny reading and tell a story most of us had thought was over: a tale of the last outposts in Britain's imperial career and those who keep the flag flying. With a new introduction, this updated edition tells us what has happened to these extraordinary places while the author's been away.
Social Science

Narrating Victimhood

Author: Michaela Schäuble

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 618

Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics of ambiguous Europeanness from the perspective of those living at Europe's margins. Examining phenomena such as Marian apparitions, a historic knights tournament, the symbolic re-signification of a massacre site, and the desolate social situation of Croatian war veterans, Narrating Victimhood traces the complex mechanisms of political radicalization in a post-war scenario. This book provides a new perspective for understanding the ongoing processes of transformation in Southeastern Europe and the Balkans.
History

Don't Mourn, Balkanize!

Author: Andrej Grubačić

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 546

Grubacic's remarkable collection of essays, commentaries and interviews, written between 2002 and 2010, chronicles the political experiences of the author himself, who is both a man without a country (as a Yugoslav) and a man without a state (as an Anarchist). In particular, he focuses on the ironies and implications of the now fashionable term 'balkanisation' - the fragmentation, division and foreign intervention with which politicians in the Balkans have struggled for centuries and for which the region has now, ironically, become famous.
Travel

Montenegro

Author: Annalisa Rellie

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 334

View: 104

Across the Adriatic from Italy, Montenegro occupies one of Europe's hidden corners. With medieval gems and a stark rugged beauty, the country offers something for cultural and active travellers alike. This fifth edition of Bradt's Montenegro is the most up-to-date and detailed guide to the country available. It contains the comprehensive coverage of the improvements in Montenegro's tourism infrastructure, such as the highway to Belgrade, and practical information on where-to-go and where-to-stay, perfect for the independent traveller.
Catalogs, Books

Books on Turkey

Author:

Publisher: Pandora Yay ve Bilgisayar Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Catalogs, Books

Page: 277

View: 183

Medical

Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 3453

View: 266

Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.