A history of Eastern Europe : crisis and change / Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries.

  • London ; New York : Routledge 1998
Physical description
xii, 685 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • 0415161118
  • 9780415161114
  • 0415161126
  • 9780415161121
  • 0203007255
  • 9780203007259
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 643-659) and index.
  • Other format: Print version also available.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • South-eastern europe before the Ottomans -- The rise of the Ottoman Empire -- The seeds of Ottoman decline -- The decay of the Ottoman Empire and the emergence of Balkan 'national' states -- The vicissitudes of Poland -- The rise and decline of the kingdom of Hungary -- The kingdom of Bohemia and the Hussite heritage -- The rise of the Habsburg Empire -- An empire in crisis: east central Europe and the revolutions of 1848-49 -- The empire strikes back: 1849-1914 -- Capitalsm and the seeds of social revolution in Austria and Hungary -- War, nationalism and imperial disintegration -- The aftermath of the First World War -- The 1930s depression and its consequences -- The plight of the peasantry -- The failure of democracy -- The lure of fascism -- Fascism and the communists' new road to power in Europe.
  • The Second World War and the expansion of communist power in East Central and South-eastern Europe -- National roads to socialism -- From the crisis of 1968 to the revolutions of 1989 -- Eastern Europe since 1989: the 'triple transition' -- The new East European economies: what is to be done? -- Conclusion. A tentative 'return to Europe'.
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  • While mainly focusing on the modern era - the effects of ethnic nationalism, fascism and communism - this history also offers revisionist coverage of topics such as the Hussite Revolution, and the rise and decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

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