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Crown of Thorns : The Reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943
Stephane Groueff
1568331142
November 25, 1998
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Book Description
A fascinating biography of Bulgaria's tragic monarch, Boris III, based on private correspondence and extensive interviews with members of the Bulgarian royal family. The son of King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Boris became king after the first World War. Noted for defying Hitler wishes for Bulgaria's Jews, the popular king died mysteriously in 1943 after a stormy meeting with Hitler.


Concise History of Bulgaria
R. J. Crampton
0521616379
November 2005
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Review
"Crampton, in A Concise History of Bulgaria has produced a valuable introduction to the history of the Bulgarian people and their state...R.J. Crampton's A Concise History of Bulgaria is the best short treatment of the history of Bulgaria currently available." Canadian Journal of History

Book Description
Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform,...


Bulgaria
Steven Otfinoski
081605116X
September 2004
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 UpBoth of these books have introductory chapters on history followed by individual sections on government, religion, economy, culture, cities, and daily life. Present problems and potential future solutions are discussed in the concluding chapters. Otfinoski spends less time describing the transition period than Michael Kort does in Russia (Facts On File, 1998), a book in the same series; instead he includes a chapter on cities that reads like an upbeat travel guide. This may confuse readers because its optimism seems to clash with information elsewhere about economic difficulties. There are also a few serious internal contradictions and errors. In Ukraine, for example, readers are first told that after the breakup of the Soviet Union, The loss of Russia as a trading partner was a deep blow to the...


Bulgaria In Pictures (Visual Geography Series)
Margaret J. Goldstein
0822530570
May 30, 2005
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Bulgaria
Kirilka Stavreva
0761402861
September 1997
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Card catalog description
Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of this country in the heart of the Balkan peninsula.


A Diplomatic History of Bulgaria
Arthur May Hyde
0837154588
Sept 1972
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The Fragility of Goodness : Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust
Tzvetan Todorov, Arthur Denner (Translator)
0691115648
July 28, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
At the outbreak of WWII, Bulgaria, an ally of Germany, issued anti-Semitic legislation that allowed for the deportation of 11,343 Jews from the provinces of Thrace and Macedonia; all but 12 of them died in concentration camps. This action was met with such outrage on the part of Jews and non-Jews, including many political insiders and the Orthodox Church, that the legislation was rescinded and no other Bulgarian Jews were sent to certain death. Although the government appeased Germany by claiming that this measure was merely temporary, shortly thereafter, Bulgaria fell to the Soviet Union, and its remaining Jews, nearly 50,000 strong, were spared. A French intellectual with Bulgarian roots, Tzvetan Todorov (Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps) explores the tenuous combination of...


Beyond Hitler's Grasp: The Heroic Rescue of Bulgaria's Jews
Michael Bar-Zohar
158062541X


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Book Review
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported from the Balkan states to labor and extermination camps in Germany and Poland. Bulgaria, with a Jewish population of only 50,000, sided with Hitler's government early on, its king having become convinced that only with German aid could he successfully press his territorial claims to land lost to Greece and Romania. Yet, in the face of constant German demands, Bulgaria's government refused to deport the nation's Jewish citizens. Instead, as the Bulgarian-born Israeli politician Michael Bar-Zohar writes in this fine contribution to Holocaust studies, "the Bulgarian Jews became the only Jewish community in the Nazi sphere of influence whose number increased during World War II." Bar-Zohar attributes the Bulgarian government's successful resistance to a general...


Bulgaria Illustrated History
Bojidar Dimitrov
9545000910
February 1994
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Balkans, the (a History of Bulgaria-Serbia-Greece-Rumania-Turkey)
Nevill Forbes
1421982285
Jan 2006
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Balkans, the (a History of Bulgaria-Serbia-Greece-Rumania-Turkey)
Nevill Forbes
1421982293
Jan 2006
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Concise History of Bulgaria
R. J. Crampton
0521850851
November 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Crampton, in A Concise History of Bulgaria has produced a valuable introduction to the history of the Bulgarian people and their state...R.J. Crampton's A Concise History of Bulgaria is the best short treatment of the history of Bulgaria currently available." Canadian Journal of History

Book Description
Richard Crampton presents a general introduction to Bulgaria at the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. This concise history traces the country's growth from pre-history, through its days as the center of a powerful medieval empire and five centuries of Ottoman rule, to the political upheavals of the twentieth century which led to three wars. It highlights 1995 to 2004, a vital period during which Bulgaria endured financial meltdown, set itself seriously on the road to reform,...


Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
Timothy Rice
0195141474
October 2003
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Book Description
Here is an examination of how Bulgaria's social, political, and economic histories have influenced its music over many decades. The book shows how musical traditions have been preserved despite the social changes brought about by the post-WWII era of industrialization and urbanization and also analyzes how Bulgarian music has spread throughout other cultures and made its mark on new forms of popular music.


Ancient Gold the Wealth of the Thracians
Ivan Marazov
0810919923
March 1, 1998
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From Library Journal
This beautiful catalog of an important exhibit currently touring the United States gives a rare window into the little-known history of ancient Thrace. Unlike its better-documented ancient counterparts, Greece and Rome, Thrace is not now a household word. It was a small, fragmented but influential country in what is now southern Bulgaria. Thrace had a heritage of war, music, and poetry; traditionally, it was the birthplace of both Orpheus and Aries. Because the Thracians had no alphabet of their own, what literary accounts are available were written by their neighbors, a chancy means of analysis at best. A better way to consider Thracian life is through its eloquent art. Hundreds of photographs gleam here with astonishingly beautiful objects, but this is not just another pretty face?there is substance as well....


Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
Timothy Rice
0195141482
October 2003
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Book Description
Music in Bulgaria is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world.
It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic
for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.
Music in Bulgaria presents a focused introduction to the rich and varied tradition of...


The Bulgarian Communist Party from Blagoev to Zhivkov (Hoover Institution Press Publication)
John D. Bell
0817982027


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The Orient within: Muslim Minorities and the Negotiation of Nationhood in Modern Bulgaria
Mary Neuburger
0801441323
January 2004
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Book Description
Bulgaria is a Slavic nation, Orthodox in faith but with a sizable Muslim minority. That minority is divided into various ethnic groups, including the most numerically significant Turks and the so-called Pomaks, Bulgarian-speaking men and women who have converted to Islam. Mary Neuburger explores how Muslim minorities were integral to Bulgaria’s struggle to extricate itself from its Ottoman past and develop a national identity, a process complicated by its geographic and historical positioning between evolving and imagined parameters of East and West. The Orient Within examines the Slavic majority’s efforts to conceptualize and manage Turkish and Pomak identities and bodies through gendered dress practices, re-naming of people and places, and land reclamation projects. Neuburger shows that the relationship...


A Journey Through the Cold War: A Memoir of Containment and Coexistence
Raymond L. Garthoff
0815701012
June 30, 2001
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Book Description
In this memoir, Ambassador Ray Garthoff paints a dynamic diplomatic history of the cold war, tracing the life of the conflict from the vantage points of an observant insider. His intellectually formative years coincided with the earliest days of the cold war, and during his forty-year career, Garthoff participated in some of the most important policymaking of the twentieth century: * In the late 1950s he carried out pioneering research on Soviet military affairs at the Rand Corporation. * During his four-year tenure at the CIA (1957-61), in addition to drafting national intellingence estimates, Garthoff made trips to the Soviet Union with Vice President Richard Nixon and as an interpreter for a delegation from the Atomic Energy Commission. * As a special assistant in the State Department, Garthoff worked with...


Making of a Nation in the Balkans: Bulgaria: From History to Historiography
Roumen Daskalov
9639241830
June 2004
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May It Fill Your Soul : Experiencing Bulgarian Music (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
Timothy Rice
0226711226
July 13, 1994
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Book Description
In this vivid musical ethnography, Timothy Rice documents and interprets the history of folk music, song, and dance in Bulgaria over a seventy-year period of dramatic change. From 1920 to 1989, Bulgaria changed from a nearly medieval village society to a Stalinist planned industrial economy to a chaotic mix of capitalist and socialist markets and cultures.

In the context of this history, Rice brings Bulgarian folk music to life by focusing on the biography of the Varimezov family, including the musician Kostadin and his wife Todora, a singer. Combining interviews with his own experiences of learning how to play, sing and dance Bulgarian folk music, Rice presents one of the most detailed accounts of traditional, aural learning processes in the ethnomusicological literature.

Using a combination of...


Bulgaria
Valentin Denev
954950123X
December 2000
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American Mission in the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria 1944-47, The
Michael M. Boll
0880330686
October 15, 1985
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Book Description
This documentary history of the Allied Control Commission for Bulgaria, with special reference to the American component, sheds light on American political realities with respect to post-World War II policies in Eastern Europe.

About the Author
Michael M. Boll is Professor of History at San Jose State University.

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