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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Mazower Narrator: Robert O’Keefe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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In this fascinating work, winner of the Wolfson Prize for History Mark Mazower uncovers the history of the Balkans with detail and clarity. He explores the reasons for current conflicts and examines the Balkans as a religious, cultural, and economic melting pot for Europe and Asia. Through Robert O'Keefe's articulate narration, listeners will be absorbed by this rich world. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Am | 2/17/2014

    " good cursory intro to Balkan History, but somewhat all over the place, and too much material for such a short overview... jumbled and superficial at worst. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moominboy | 1/26/2014

    " No dates and no histories of individual countries. But an easy-to-grasp description of historical processes in the Balkans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahsun | 1/22/2014

    " The author illuminates the history of "turkey in europe" giving a glimpse of how empires, nationalism, and modernity have shaped this region. I found it of particular interest as to how people's identities were affected by these as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray | 10/28/2013

    " Not what you'd call a light and easy read, but OK for history students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve M | 12/17/2012

    " Paints a solid background of the history of a much misunderstood region. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian | 11/2/2012

    " Very good overview, different angles and insights on the classic issues "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gunnhild | 12/12/2010

    " Good historical background to the region, though not a lot on the contemporary history "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wesley Voit | 8/31/2009

    " want to learn about the Balkans?...read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 8/3/2009

    " Excellent concise history covering some 500 years of history in little more than 140 pages. Very well written. I look forward to reading more by Mr Mazower. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucinda | 3/4/2009

    " An odd table of contents with little to no attention paid to Bosnia and Herzegovina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 9/24/2008

    " Well done history of the Balkans--it covers the history of their religion, military, culture, economics, politics and geography. I would like to read it again now that I have been there. It gives the historical roots to the conflicts in the area. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 2/29/2008

    " A thoughtful look at a complex region, and one that the media frequently gets wrong. It's pretty short, and you may see that as a positive or a negative, because it's not a totally comprehensive history, but it is a book I would recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Albert | 2/12/2007

    " A good introduction to the incredibly complex and confusing history of the Balkans. But it really is just a starter at less than 125 pages. It whet my appetite to learn more but I probably couldn't have handled a longer history without knowing these basics first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NickdjSero | 2/3/2007

    " It's definitely an interesting story, but not for those who haven't heard the word balkan before. No way this is an introduction to the balkan history. More like an objective and open minded scope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Dahai | 7/6/2006

    " I learned a lot about the Bucharest attitude. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 10/3/2005

    " Interesting, but quite academic treatment of the history of this troubled region. Always good to learn more about the world we live in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Kavanagh | 7/17/2005

    " Not at all bad for a concise history. "

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