Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

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Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

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Europe endured incessant political discord throughout the twentieth century, and some historians refer to the period's conflicts as the Long War. During the Balkan Wars of 1912–13, regional fighting in southeastern Europe ignited conflict across the continent which continued through both world wars and the Cold War. This book illuminates the complex diplomatic and military struggles of a region whose instability, rooted in nineteenth-century nationalistic fervor, provided a catalyst for the political events that ensued. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 to the incarceration of Radovan Karadzic in 2008, this narrative history offers a fresh interpretation of a complicated and brutal era.

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2558-9

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.001.0001

Keywords

Long War, Balkan wars, Southeastern Europe, Franz Ferdinand, Assassination, Radovan Karadzic, Cold War

Disciplines

European History | International Relations | Military History | Political History