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By R. J. Crampton

Bulgaria is slated to join the ecu Union in 2007, but its heritage is among the least renowned within the remainder of the continent. R. J. Crampton offers right here a normal advent to this state on the cross-roads of Christendom and Islam. The textual content and illustrations hint the wealthy and dramatic tale from pre-history, during the days whilst Bulgaria used to be the centre of a strong medieval empire and the 5 centuries of Ottoman rule, to the cultural renaissance of the 19th century and the political upheavals of the 20 th, upheavals which led Bulgaria into 3 wars. This up to date version contains the years from 1995 to 2004, an important interval within which Bulgaria continued monetary meltdown, set itself heavily at the highway to reform, elected its former King as major minister, and eventually secured club of NATO and admission to the ecu Union.

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