Bulgaria Past And Present; Historical, Political, And Descriptive by James SamuelsonBulgaria Past And Present; Historical, Political, And Descriptive by James Samuelson

Bulgaria Past And Present; Historical, Political, And Descriptive

byJames Samuelson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. A BRIEF PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF BULGARIAN HISTORY. The Greeks and Romans in the Balkan Peninsula--The Barbarians--The Sclavonians or Slaves--The Bulgari and the First Bulgarian Empire--The Northmen or Russians--The Byzantine conquest--The Asen rising and the Second or Wallacho-Bulgarian Empire--The Servian conquest of Bulgaria--The Turkish occupation--Bulgaria after the Crimean War--" The Bulgarian Atrocities "--The Russo-Turkish war of liberation--The Treaty of Berlin--Alexander, the first Prince of Bulgaria--Aleko Pasha, Governor of Eastern Roumelia--The union of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia under Prince Alexander--Russian intrigues in Bulgaria--The withdrawal of Russian officers--The Servian invasion--Temporary successes--Defeat at Slivnitza--Servian evacuation--Pursuit by Prince Alexander--Treat' of peace--Further Russian intrigues in Bulgaria--Abduction of Prince Alexander to Reni, in Russian Bessarabia--His release from captivity--Return to Sofia and abdication--The Regency--Continued Russian intrigues--Election iof Prince Ferdinand--His position--Explanatory paragraph--Conclusion. THE earliest ages of that part of the Balkan Peninsula which is now known as Bulgaria are buried in obscurity. Before the time of Philip of Macedon both sides of the Balkans (Hsemus of the Romans) were peopled by a number of savage tribes of Thraco-Illyrian race, and the name of Thrace was generally applied to the whole district from the Danube to the frontier of Macedonia. Philip and his successor, Alexander, brought those tribes under subjection, and incorporated the country with their possessions. It is not known at what particular time the Romans began their conquests in Thrace, but the country was definitively annexed by Vespasian, and about A.D. 75 it beca...

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Title:Bulgaria Past And Present; Historical, Political, And DescriptiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217732933

ISBN - 13:9780217732932

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