A Concise History of Bulgaria

TitleA Concise History of Bulgaria
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCrampton R
Series TitleCambridge Concise Histories
Number of Pages312
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN Number978-0521616379
KeywordsBulgaria, Edirne
Abstract

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, elected its former King as prime minister, and finally secured membership in NATO and admission to the European Union.