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A History of Eastern Europe: Crisis and Change by Robert Bideleux

By Robert Bideleux

This welcome moment version of A historical past of jap Europe presents a thematic old survey of the formative tactics of political, social and financial swap that have performed paramount roles in shaping the evolution and improvement of the zone. matters coated comprise: jap Europe in old, medieval and early smooth instances the legacies of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire the impression of the region's robust Russian and Germanic neighbours rival recommendations of 'Central' and 'Eastern' Europe the adventure and outcomes of the 2 global Wars sorts of fascism in japanese Europe the influence of Communism from the Nineteen Forties to the Nineteen Eighties post-Communist democratization and marketization the eastward growth of the ecu. A background of jap Europe now contains new chronologies – one for the Balkans and one for East-Central Europe – and a word list of keyword phrases and ideas, offering complete insurance of a fancy previous, from antiquity to the current day.

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HE formally annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina. Austrian Reichsrat prorogued (until 1916). Assassination of Habsburg Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Bosnian Serb in Sarajevo. HE demanded Serb submission to Habsburg overlordship. Serbia accepted xl Chronologies 1914 (Sept) 1914–17 1915 1916 (Aug–Oct) 1916 (Oct) 1916 (Dec) 1917 1918 1919 1919–20 1919–44 1920 1920s 1926–35 1930s 1931 1933–8 1934–40 1938 (Mar) 1938 (Sept) 1939 (Mar) 1939 (Aug) 1939 (Sept) 1941 (June) 1943 (Apr) 1944 (Aug) 1944 (Oct) 1945 (Jan) 1945 (May) 1945–7 1947 1948–9 all but one of the demands, but HE declared war on Serbia – engulfing Europe in conflict.

904–1301). Germanic forces decisively defeated Magyar forces, restoring the Ostmark to Germanic control and initiating the sedentarization of the Magyars. Much of Poland was ruled by the Piast dynasty, supposedly descended from a legendary ninth-century founder named Piast. Polish ruler Mieszko I (reg. 958–92) embraced Catholic Christianity. Hungary’s ruler Geza subordinated and sedentarized the Magyar warrior clans and in 973 adopted Catholic Christianity. Roman Catholic Churches were established in Poland and Hungary; Geza’s son Istvan (reg.

The ‘Great Northern War’: a rash Saxon–Polish-Lithuanian invasion of Swedish Livonia and Riga precipitated devastating Swedish counterinvasions of Poland-Lithuania, which in turn precipitated devastating Russian interventions. The Hohenzollern Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia unified his domains at Poland-Lithuania’s expense. Sweden was decisively defeated by Russia in 1709, but this in turn precipitated Russian expansion at Poland-Lithuania’s expense. Anti-Habsburg insurgency in Hungary and Transylvania.

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