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Eastern Europe 1740-1985

Feudalism to Communism

1987
Author:

Robin Okey

Eastern Europe 1740-1985

Traces the development of Eastern European countries, showing their struggle to overcome the legacy of underdevelopment and dependence left by the Turks and the Hapsburgs. “This concise, sprightly work considers some of the common historical traditions in the political awakening of Eastern Europe since the eighteenth century. . . . Informed and thought-provoking.” --Library Journal

Traces the development of Eastern European countries, showing their struggle to overcome the legacy of underdevelopment and dependence left by the Turks and the Hapsburgs. “This concise, sprightly work considers some of the common historical traditions in the political awakening of Eastern Europe since the eighteenth century. . . . Informed and thought-provoking.” --Library Journal

In short, supplemented with additional material, this book is entirely suitable for survey courses on Eastern Europe. Because of its coverage of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, I have adopted it for my own course this semester, and I can add the endorsement of the students to my own.

John D. Bell, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Traces the development of Eastern European countries, showing their struggle to overcome the legacy of underdevelopment and dependence left by the Turks and the Hapsburgs.

"This concise, sprightly work considers some of the common historical traditions in the political awakening of Eastern Europe since the eighteenth century. Informed and thought-provoking." Library Journal

"Insofar as Slovakia may be viewed as an integral part of an Eastern European whole, this book has definite merit. It provides the reader with a concise, refreshing overview of the past two centuries, and the author skillfully employs anecdotal examples to compare and contrast specific national experiences. Okey's book is helpful to the student already well-grounded in general Eastern European history; it can also be useful to the instructor who wishes to convey a certain sense of ideological conflict inherent in the region." Slovakia

Eastern Europe 1740-1985

Robin Okey, a lecturer in history at the University of Warwick, took his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oxford University. His research interests center upon Austro-Hungarian South Slav relations in the declining years of the Habsburg empire.

Eastern Europe 1740-1985

This concise, sprightly work considers some of the common historical traditions in the political awakening of Eastern Europe since the 18th century. [It] stands as an informed and thought-provoking essay for scholars.

Library Journal

Insofar as Slovakia may be viewed as an integral part of an Eastern European whole, this book has definite merit. It provides the reader with a concise, refreshing overview of the past two centuries, and the author skillfully employs anecdotal examples to compare and contrast specific national experiences. Okey’s book is helpful to the student already well-grounded in general Eastern European history; it can also be useful to the instructor who wishes to convey a certain sense of ideological conflict inherent in the region.

Slovakia

In short, supplemented with additional material, this book is entirely suitable for survey courses on Eastern Europe. Because of its coverage of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, I have adopted it for my own course this semester, and I can add the endorsement of the students to my own.

John D. Bell, University of Maryland Baltimore County