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Maria Baramova, Plamen Mitev, Ivan Parvev, Vania Racheva (Eds.)
Power and Influence in South-Eastern Europe
Reihe: Geschichte: Forschung und Wissenschaft
Bd. 38, 2013, 464 S., 59.90 EUR, 59.90 CHF, gb., ISBN 978-3-643-90331-0
If a power wishes to subdue a region, what can it do? Order its armies to annex it? Carve up the region into parts that are subsequently ruled by different great powers, or create new principalities as a tool for indirect power influence? Why not use ideology and economic strength to rule that same region instead?
The volume demonstrates how the European powers of the 16 th - 19 th centuries oscillate between these different stances in their attitude towards the Balkans, at the same time leaving enough space for the smaller regional players - states and individuals alike - to exercise their local power and influence.