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The Balkans and the Byzantine world before and after the captures of Constantinople, 1204 and 1453
edited by Vlada Stanković
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Introduction: In the Balkans "without" Constantinople : questions of center and periphery / Vlada Stanković -- Part I. In a world without a center : remaining Byzantine -- Byzantium's retreating Balkan frontiers during the reign of the Angeloi (1185-1203) : a reconsideration / Alicia Simpson -- Discontinuity and continuity of Byzantine literary tradition after the Crusaders' capture of Constantinople : the case of "original" Byzantine novels / Dušan Popović -- The divided empire : Byzantium on the eve of 1204 / Radivoj Radić -- The fate of the Palaiologan aristocracy of Thessalonike after 1423 / Nicholas Melvani -- Donor portraits in the state of Epirus : aesthetics, fashion, and trends in the late Byzantine period / Katerina Kontopanagou -- Monastic foundation legends in Epirus / Christos Stavrakos -- Part II. The peripheries : in the shadow of Constantinople and its influence -- Studenica and the life giving tree / Jelena Erdeljan -- Rethinking the position of Serbia within the Byzantine Oikoumene in the thirteenth century / Vlada Stanković -- The synodicon of orthodoxy in Manuscript BAR Sl. 307 and the Hagioriticon Gramma of the year 1344 / Ivan Biliarsky -- Mount Athos and the Byzantine-Slavic tradition in Wallachia and Moldavia after the fall of Constantinople / Radu G. Păun -- The center of the periphery : the land of Bosnia in the heart of Bosnia / Jelena Mrgić -- Part III. Aftermath : between two empires, between two eras -- Before and after the fall of the Serbian Despotate : the differences in the timar organization in the Serbian lands in the mid-fifteenth century / Ema Miljković -- Memories of home in the accounts of the Balkan refugees from the Ottomans to the Apennine Peninsula (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries) / Nada Zečević.

"This book represents the first attempt to analyze historical and cultural developments in late medieval and early modern southeastern Europe as a set of mutually intertwined regional histories, burdened by the strong dichotomy between the almighty center--Constantinople--and the periphery that is rarely visible in both contemporary sources and modern scholarship. This mosaic of original studies is devoted to various regions of the Byzantine Balkans and their historical, artistic, and ideological idiosyncrasies, mirroring the complex character and composite and fragmented structure of this vast region. The focal points of the book are the two captures of Constantinople in 1204 and 1453, and the contributors analyze the significance of these catastrophic events on the political destiny of medieval Balkan societies, the mechanisms of adapting to the new political order, and the ever-present interconnectedness of a lower, regional elite across southeastern Europe that had remained strong even after the Ottoman conquest"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DR38.3.B97 B35 2016

Sarajevo's Holiday Inn on the frontline of politics and war
Morrison, Kenneth, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry DR1776.8.H65 M67 2016

Citadel and Cemetery in Early Bronze Age Anatolia
Bachhuber, Christoph, 1972- author
Sheffield, UK : Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2015
Four proto-histories -- Landscape and settlement -- Villages -- Cemeteries -- The monumental choreography of citadels -- The agrarian foundation of citadel elites -- Connectivity and refinement on citadels -- Spectacle and communion on citadels -- Metahistory and the Bronze Age in Anatolia.

"Citadel and Cemetery in Early Bronze Age Anatolia is the first synthetic and interpretive monograph on the region and time period (ca. 3000-2200 BCE). The book organizes this vast, dense and often obscure archaeological corpus into thematic chapters, and isolates three primary contexts for analysis: the settlements and households of villages, the cemeteries of villages, and the monumental citadels of agrarian elites. The book is a study of contrasts between the social logic and ideological/ritual panoply of villages and citadels. The material culture, social organization and social life of Early Bronze Age villages is not radically different from the farming settlements of earlier periods in Anatolia. On the other hand the monumental citadel is unprecedented; the material culture of the Early Bronze Age citadel informs the beginning of a long era in Anatolia, defined by the existence of an agrarian elite who exaggerated inequality and the degree of separation from those who did not live on citadels. This is a study of the ascendance of the citadel ca. 2600 BCE, and related consequences for villages in Early Bronze Age Anatolia"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DR431 .B325 2015

The Tito-Stalin split and Yugoslavia's military opening toward the West, 1950-1954 : in NATO's backyard
Laković, Ivan, author
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Breaking the ice : Unofficial diplomacy -- Toward signing an agreement -- Hard talks : From military aid to military coordination -- The Balkan treaty : Toward the new Balkan alliance -- The key year of 1955 : Between the generals and the politicians -- Yugoslav military rapprochement to the West : Pretext and context -- Under a different light : Reconsiderations and stagnation of the military assistance program.
Baker Berry DR1258.U6 L345 2016

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