Society, Politics and State Formation in Southeastern Europe during the 19th Century
Dimensions 24 x 16, 403 pages
Edited by Tassos Anastassiadis, Nathalie Clayer, Athens 2011
This volume includes the papers delivered at an international conference, on the topic of the economic development of the countries of Southeastern Europe during the 19th Century, which was organised by the Alpha Bank Historical Archives in October 2009 at Corfu. Its aim is to fill a significant gap in the international literature. In particular, the authors study state formation in Southeastern Europe during the 19th Century, i.e. at the time when the national states are formed, having as a starting point the need of understanding the history of the region, leaving aside the traditional concept of the states that fail to modernise. The particularity and the originality of the texts lies in their authors’ attempt to study a topic, which of course is not new in historiography, with a different approach, in comparison to the current one, and essentially by adopting new tools and investigating new thematics.