Balkans, The: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Balkan Peninsula, Starting from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Modern Period

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Did you know that the Balkans is home to some of the oldest cities in the world?

Many have heard the term “Balkans” tossed about but likely don’t know a whole lot about the region. The saga of the Balkans is profound yet incredibly complicated. Bordered by both the Balkan Mountains of southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, this region holds a strong place in the history of Western civilization and is also a major crossroads of Eastern civilization as well.

The Balkans have been the stomping grounds of both Byzantine emperors and Ottoman sultans. And both Christianity and Islam call this place home. Sadly, it was this clash of culture and religion that would lead to much of the struggles in the history of the Balkans.

Similar fault lines of conflict occurred in more recent years, especially when the Balkans erupted in bloodshed in the 1990s. The Balkans had just thrown off the fetters of decades of communism to embrace an uncertain future, only to be haunted by terrible demons from its past.

This audiobook takes a look at both the ancient past of this important part of the world, as well as more recent events.

In this audiobook, you will learn about:

  • The people who first called the Balkans home;
  • The role and impact Alexander the Great had on the region;
  • What life was like for the people of the Balkans during the Roman and Byzantine Empires;
  • What changes did the Ottoman administration bring to the Balkans;
  • The interesting roles the Balkans played during the two world wars;
  • How communism penetrated into the Balkans and its influence today;
  • What the Balkan states have been up to in more recent years;
  • And much more!

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  • Opening Credits

    Duración: 19s
  • Introduction: What Are the Balkans?

    Duración: 04min
  • Chapter 1 – Balkan Beginnings

    Duración: 15min
  • Chapter 2 – The Balkans and the Romans

    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 3 – The Balkans and the Byzantines

    Duración: 28min
  • Chapter 4 – The Balkans under Ottoman Occupation

    Duración: 46min
  • Chapter 5 – The Balkans as Part of the Ottoman Empire

    Duración: 22min
  • Chapter 6 – The Balkan Wars of Independence

    Duración: 24min
  • Chapter 7 – The Balkans and the World Wars

    Duración: 23min
  • Chapter 8 – The Cold War and Its Aftermath

    Duración: 24min
  • Conclusion: Memories of a Common History in Bulk

    Duración: 01min
  • Ending Credits

    Duración: 29s