Bulgaria by R.J. CramptonBulgaria by R.J. Crampton


byR.J. Crampton

Paperback | February 15, 2009

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Tracing the evolution of the Bulgarian state and its people, from the beginning of the Bulgarian national revival in the middle of the nineteenth century to the entry of the country into the European Union, Richard Crampton examines key political, social, and economic developments, revealingthe history of a country which evolved from a backward and troublesome Balkan state to become a modern European nation.Seeing the collapse as well as the establishment and evolution of communist rule, Bulgaria survived an often painful journey from monolithic authoritarianism to representative democracy and the market system. Crampton follows this journey, and analyses the development of Bulgaria's politicalculture, examining the emergence of radical movements, both agrarian and socialist, as well as looking at the role of religion and the position of minorities. Crampton highlights the problems and dilemmas created by the country's position situated between East and West, problems which might not beentirely solved by the country's admission to the EU.
R. J. Crampton is a Professor of East European History and Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.
Title:BulgariaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefacePrologue1. Origins2. The Bulgarian National Renaissance; i. Introduction.3. The Bulgarian National Renaissance; ii. The Cultural Revival and the Creation of the Modern Bulgarian State4. The Turnovo Constitution and the Reign of Prince Alexander, 1878-865. Stefan Stambolov, Prince Ferdinand, and the Quest for Recognition, 1887-966. Prince Ferdinand's Personal Rule, 1896-19127. Bulgaria at war, 1912-19188. Between Two Wars, 1919-19419. Bulgaria and the Second World War, 1941-4.10. Social and Economic Factors, 1878-194411. The Communist Acquisition of Power, 1944-194812. The Communists in Power. i. The Rule of Terror, the Reign of V?lko Chervenkov, and the Rise of Todor Zhivkov, 1948-196513. The Communists in Power. ii. The Rule of Todor Zhivkov, 1965-198914. Post-Communist Bulgaria,1989-200515. The Minority and Demographic QuestionsEpilogue: Bulgaria between East and West