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Bulgaria

R.J. Crampton

Abstract

Tracing the evolution of the Bulgarian state and its people, from the beginning of the Bulgarian national revival in the middle of the 19th century to the entry of the country into the European Union (EU), this book examines key political, social, and economic developments, revealing the history of a country which evolved from a backward and troublesome Balkan state to become a modern European nation. Seeing the collapse as well as the establishment and evolution of communist rule, Bulgaria survived an often painful journey from monolithic authoritarianism to representative democracy and the m ... More

Keywords: European Union, Balkan states, Bulgaria, communism, monolithic authoritarianism, representative democracy, market system, political culture, minorities, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199541584
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541584.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R.J. Crampton, author
Professor of East European History and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford
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