A Concise History of Bulgaria

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Cambridge University Press, 28.01.1997 - 259 Seiten
This book provides a general introduction to the history of Bulgaria and the Bulgarians. The text and illustrations trace the rich and dramatic story from the days when Bulgaria was the centre of a powerful medieval empire, through the long centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the nineteenth century and the political upheavals of our own century. Independence, when achieved, posed its own problems. The most persistent - that of the frontiers and territorial dissatisfaction - led Bulgaria into three wars during the twentieth century. In all three Bulgaria emerged as a loser, yet war did not always bring dishonour: for example, Bulgaria managed to save its Jews from deportation to the gas chambers during the second world war. Communist domination seemed to merge Bulgaria into the Soviet orbit but, as the post-communist years have shown, Bulgaria and the Bulgarians have a sturdy sense of national pride and identity.
 

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The Bulgarian lands from prehistory to the arrival of the Bulgarians
1
Mediaeval Bulgaria 6811393
10
Ottoman rule in the Bulgarian lands
30
The national revival and the liberation
46
The consolidation of the Bulgarian state 18781896
87
Ferdinands personal rule 18961918
120
Bulgaria 19181944
148
Bulgaria under communist rule 19441989
184
Postcommunist Bulgaria
216
CONCLUSION
234
Bulgarian monarchs
244
Prime ministers of Bulgaria 18791996
246
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
248
INDEX
2-52
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