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The Balkans: From the Beginning to the End

The Balkans: From the Beginning to the End
  1. Author: Russian and East European Institute
  2. Number of episodes: 1
  3. Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~reeiweb/events/2008/WachtelLecture.pdf

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The Balkans can be defined as that borderland geographical space in which four of the world's greatest civilizations overlapped in a sustained and meaningful way to produce a complex, dynamic, sometimes combustible, multilayered local civilization. It is the space in which the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, of Byzantium, of Ottoman Turkey, and of Roman Catholic Europe met, clashed and sometimes combined.

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The Balkans: From the Beginning to the End

  Name Time Artist/Performer Release Date Description Author Language  
1.The Balkans: From the Beginning to the End01:19:24Russian and East European Institute5/22/2013The Balkans did not become "The Balkans" until local traditions of hybridity came into contact with and were eventually overwhelmed by West European notions of the nation state. By the present time, through the elimination of the diversity that was typical for this region and the creation of mostly monoethnic nation states, the Balkans as a distinct civilizational concept exists only as a historical artifact and, sometimes, as an object of nostalgia.Russian and East European InstituteEnglishDownload