• Title: Borderlands of Western Civilization: A History of East Central Europe
  • Author: Oskar Halecki
  • ISBN: 9780966573480
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Borderlands of Western Civilization A History of East Central Europe Most books on European history concentrate on the peoples of Western Europe By focusing on the central part of Europe Polish history professor Halecki s work is unique Examining the political histori
    Most books on European history concentrate on the peoples of Western Europe By focusing on the central part of Europe, Polish history professor Halecki s work is unique Examining the political histories of the many nations from Finland to Serbia over the years enables the reader to understand the background and grasp the implications of contemporary events.

    One Reply to “Borderlands of Western Civilization: A History of East Central Europe”

    1. I loved this book especially because I live in Romania on the borderlands of western civilization. The information on this book is very valuable for me. I believe we Romanians should consider ourselves lucky because we were not in the situation of Ucrainians or Basarabians. I also appreciated that the author did not impose his point of view to his readers, he just presented the facts as they had happened. It is a better vision over the political situation on the East Central Europe that I have g [...]

    2. Well-written history of Central Europe and the Balkans from the earliest times until shortly after World War II. The author seeks to introduce Western readers to this region, which often isn't covered very well in history classes. The book is full of information, but a little hard to follow for the general reader, since much of the older material was unfamiliar to me.

    3. I took a one semester course in modern European history which emphasized the East with Ms. Sandelands during the final semester in high school. That was it. The rest has been articles or whatever mention general European history books would make of the East. I read this survey in order to ameliorate the situation.

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