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The Creation of Macedonian Statehood (1893-1945)

By Hristov, Alexander

Skopje: Kultura, 1971. The political history of the foundation of the Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from IMRO to the end of World War II. 152p. Front cover with slight mark and scuffing, else fine. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$35.00

The Macedonian Conflict : Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World
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The Macedonian Conflict : Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World

By Danforth,Loring

Princeton, NJ: Princeton U.P., 1995. "Greeks and Macedonians today are engaged in a heated dispute over claims to a single identity. Anthropologist and author Loring Danforth examines the Macedonian conflict in light of contemporary theoretical work on ethnic cultural identity and the role of the state in building a nation. The conflict is set in the broader context of Balkan history and in the more narrow context of the recent disintegration of Yugoslavia." Includes the opinions and experiences of emigrant Greeks, Macedonians etc. in Australia, Canada etc. 273p. illus.bibliography.index. Soft Cover. New.

$30.00

The Macedonian Conflict : Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World
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The Macedonian Conflict : Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World

By Danforth,Loring

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. Greeks and Macedonians are presently engaged in an often heated dispute involving competing claims to a single identity. Each group asserts that they, and they alone, have the right to identify themselves as Macedonians. The Greek government denies the existence of a Macedonian nation and insists that all Macedonians are Greeks, while Macedonians vehemently assert their existence as a unique people. Here Loring Danforth examines the Macedonian conflict in light of contemporary theoretical work on ethnic nationalism, the construction of national identities and cultures, the invention of tradition, and the role of the state in the process of building a nation. The conflict is set in the broader context of Balkan history and in the more narrow context of the recent disintegration of Yugoslavia. Danforth focuses on the transnational dimension of the global cultural war taking place between Greeks and Macedonians both in the Balkans and in the diaspora. He analyzes two issues in particular: the struggle for human rights of the Macedonian minority in northern Greece and the campaign for international recognition of the newly independent Republic of Macedonia. The book concludes with a detailed analysis of the construction of identity at an individual level among immigrants from northern Greece who have settled in Australia, where multiculturalism is an official policy. People from the same villages, members of the same families, living in the northern suburbs of Melbourne have adopted different national identities 273p. illus.bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. As New.

$30.00

Esprit de corps: Sketches from diplomatic Life

By Durrell, Lawrence

London: Faber & Faber, 1963. Humourous observations of Diplomatic life in Belgrade. 89p illus. Clan tight copy, but a little wear on paper wraps. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by V.H.Drummond.

$8.00

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2014. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey. . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. As New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

The Balkan Wars : Myth, Reality, and the Eternal Conflict

By Gerolymatos, Andre

Toronto: Stoddart., 2001. 1st.Can Ed.. Hardcover. New/New.

$35.00

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2014. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey. . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

Yugoslav Communism and the Macedonian Question

By Palmer, Stephen E. & King, Robert R.

U.S.A.: Archon Books, 1971. This is a photographic facsimile in a softcover wraps . Facsimile Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$20.00

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2014. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey. . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

He Plastopgrahese tis Historias Makedonias / Falsification of Macedonian History.

By Martis,Nicolaos K

Athens: Nicolaos K Martis, 1983. Evidence for the Hellenic background of Macedonia in the light of contemporary political difficulties. 204p. Illus (col.and B & W) . 1st Greek Ed.. French Wraps. Very Good.

$15.00

The Mountains of Serbia : Travels Through Inland Yugoslavia

By Kindersley,Anne

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1977. Travels describing the history and beauties of Serbia, in particular the wonderful Orthodox churches and their icons. 286p. plates.bibliography.index Spine of dj a little sun faded . Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$27.50

Makedonia : 4000 Chronia Ellenikes Istories Kai Politismou

By Sakellariou, M. B.

Athens: Ekdotike Athenon, 1982. Complete history of Macedonia from prehistoric times to the present. 576p. illus. maps. bibliography. index. Large format overweight volume [weighs over 2.5 kg]. 1st Greek Edition. Hardcover. As New/Very Good.

$275.00

The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities
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The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities

By Mylonas, Harris

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [Problems of International Politics Series] What drives a state's choice to assimilate, accommodate, or exclude ethnic groups within its territory? In this pathbreaking work on the international politics of nation-building, Harris Mylonas argues that a state's nation-building policies toward non-core groups - any aggregation of individuals perceived as an unassimilated ethnic group by the ruling elite of a state - are in?uenced by both its foreign policy goals and its relations with the external patrons of these groups. Through a detailed study of the Balkans, Mylonas shows that the way a state treats a non-core group within its own borders is determined largely by whether the state's foreign policy is revisionist or cleaves to the international status quo, and whether it is allied or in rivalry with that group's external patrons. Mylonas explores the effects of external involvement on the salience of cultural differences and the planning of nation-building policies. The Politics of Nation-Building injects international politics into the study of nation-building, building a bridge between international relations and the comparative politics of ethnicity and nationalism. This is the first book to explain systematically how the politics of ethnicity in the international arena determine which groups are assimilated, accommodated, or annihilated by their host states. . 1st.US Edition. New Book from Publisher.

$30.00

Between the Woods and the Water ; On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.
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Between the Woods and the Water ; On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.

By Fermor,Patrick Leigh

New York: New York Review of Books, 2005. Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in "A Time of Gifts" The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day--proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor"s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. "Between the Woods and the Water," the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, "A Time of Gifts." The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube--at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed bya trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback acrossthe Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends. 264p. index.map. index. . Reissue. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.50

The Yugoslav Experiment 1948-1974.

By Rusinow, Dennison

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1978. Published for the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Analysis of Yigoslavia after WW II and the establishment of communism under Tito. 410p. bibliography.index.. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Black Sea Sketches
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Black Sea Sketches

By Mills, William

Rockford IL: Chronicles Press, 2003. ' ... a travel book written for serious travelers, including armchair travelers..The book is much more about the history and prehistory, the culture and the contemporary scene than about recreational opportunities. It is the kind of book you would want to read before or during your own travel in these fascinating countries. " 195p. illus bibliography . Signed by Author. 1st.US Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$17.50

High Albania

By Durham, Edith

London: Virago Press, 1985. Facsimile reprint of the original edition published by Edward Arnold in 1909, with an added introduction by John Hodgson. "The celebrated account of the late Victorian traveller who became a legend in her own lifetime through her extraordinary travels in the Balkans. Born in 1863, the daughter of a distinguished surgeon, Edith Durham began her career as an artist and illustrator. Following her doctor's orders after an illness and depression, she sailed to Montenegro and began a life-long love affair with the Balkans. In a letter she writes, "It occurred to me that the vexed question of Balkan politics might be solved by studying the manners and customs of each district, and so learning to whom each place should really belong." Thus she cheerfully started on her expeditions that, she was well aware, ignored the intrigues of the Great Powers who were actively encouraging the dismemberment of the Turkish Empire. This is a passionate and flamboyant account of her travels, particularly in the mountainous terrain of northern Albania, where she cut a strange figure in her waterproof skirt and Scotch plaid golf cape but won the trust of the people there." With an added introduction by John Hodgson. (xvi + 352p.) illus map. index . Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$21.00

Why Angels Fall: a Journey Through Orthodox Europe From Byzantium to Kosovo
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Why Angels Fall: a Journey Through Orthodox Europe From Byzantium to Kosovo

By Clark, Victoria

New York: St Martins Press, 2000. Victoria Clark travelled across most of Eastern Europe to write Why Angels Fall. Having worked as a journalist in Romania, the former Yugoslavia and Russia for six years, she was fascinated by the Eastern Orthodox churches and keen to unravel their history and beliefs. To do so she journeyed from Mount Athos, to Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Russia, Cyprus and finally Istanbul, interviewing clergy and other believers. We're treated to a series of vivid cameos, a few of whose subjects glow almost visibly with holiness, a few terrify and many show qualities rare and needed in the West. As Clark puts it, after the ancient split between eastern and western Christianity, "each side lost something it could not happily do without ... at the risk of over-simplifying for the sake of clarity, western Christendom can be said to have lost its heart, eastern Christendom its mind." Her keenness to explain Orthodoxy to westerners stems from a fear that the continent is in the process of fracturing along a thousand-year-old fault line, between the Catholic and Protestant west and the Orthodox east. The book combines high quality, highly readable travel writing with a powerful mix of politics and religion. Perhaps, most of all, it demonstrates the power of history, and of different peoples' conflicting versions of history.. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$21.00

The Balkans
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The Balkans

By Mazower,Mark

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson., 2000. Short but up-to date and well researched introduction to the complex and always compelling history of the Balkans. 160p. bibliography. index. 1st UK Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$40.00

Rocks and Rattlesnakes: the Civil War in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Milosevic, Steve

Hamilton ON: Canadian Serbian Council, 1995. Introduction by George Budimir 87p. . First Edition. Soft Cover. New.

$25.00

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