Tzvetkov, Plamen S. A History of the Balkans: A Regional Overview from a Bulgarian Perspective. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 1993. >Tzvetkov makes no pretense of objectivity, but he provides an interesting study of the Balkans from the viewpoint of a Balkan nation often overlooked by modern Western historians. This work will benefit students interested in the Bulgarian outlook on Balkan events.
Hall, Richard C. The Modern Balkans: A History. London: Reaktion, 2011. >This is a short introduction that treats mainly the political history of southeastern Europe. no link
Mazower, Mark. The Balkans: A Short History. New York: Modern Library, 2000. >This work is a short but sophisticated history of southeastern Europe. It is written by a historian whose opus includes works on modern Greece. His comprehensive perspective is a major asset of this work. http://bookzz.org/book/2289023/0ebbe6
Stavrionos, L. S. The Balkans since 1453. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1958. >Although published in the mid-20th century, this work remains a highly accessible and comprehensive portal for the study of the region. This is an excellent place to start study of southeastern European history. http://bookzz.org/book/2031903/7fd379 long ass hell but probably talks about balkan wars a lot
>be pagan nomads >Byzantines BTFO >settle down and convert to Christianity >Byzantines BTFO (again) >butthurt Byzantine emperor roams around the Balkans ripping the eyeballs out of every Bulgarian until they submit >Bulgarians get independence 200 years later >Byzantines BTFO (again) >Crusaders BTFO >Turks arrive >Bulgaria gets conquered like a bitch >over half a millennium passes >Bulgaria gets independence >picks fights with all of its neighbors and loses >communism >... >the end
>>57016 tl;dr history of Bulgaria, in two posts since its too long.
>Romans conquer the greeks and thracians living there. >Huns and goths pillage the fuck out of the place. >Slavs more in and take some land, they get taken over by the eastern romans. >Bulgars come and pillage the fuck out of the place. >After some fighting bulgars get recognized as a state. >Bulgars make peace with romans and help fight off the arabs. >Bulgars get double penetrated by Serbia and Byzantium, peace deal requires that they convert to christianity. >The conversion means most of the bulgar nobility is killed off, so they lose all their horse warlords and culture. >On and off wars between the now slavic and christian "bulgar" state and the eastern roman state. >Bulgaria reaches its high point and sends emissaries to spread its alphabet and church east. >Bulgaria double penetrated by Russia and Byzantium, Byzantium takes over the place. >Rebellions, Bulgaria shows up on the map again. Never fully recovers. >On and off wars between Bulgaria, Byzantium and Serbia. >Ottomans show up, and at this point Bulgaria is 6-7 different independent kingdoms who arent allied to each other. While one >Kingdom is falling to the turks, another is fighting Genoa for a trade dispute, for example. >Ottomans conquer the place, beat back the crusade sent to help.
>>60571 >During ottoman times treatment is harsh, bulgarians arent allowed to experience the renaissance, the enlightenment, industrialization, nationalization >Russia shows up in their quest for a warm port to park their navy in, beats Russia back >Bulgaria decides to go with a german prince and ruins relationship with Russia >Bulgaria enters a coalition against Ottomans to reconquer land >Coalition isnt allowed to take all the desired land by the western powers, so the allies cant agree who gets who and Bulgaria gets fucked up the ass for acting harshly >Bulgaria joins Germany in WWI to get back land and gets fucked up the ass >Bulgaria joins Germany in WWII to get back land and gets fucked up the ass >Bulgaria pretty much conquered by the USSR, in all but name >USSR collapses, Bulgaria cant handle losing its biggest export partner and bankrupts >Today, Bulgaria is the poorest functional state in Europe
>be pagan nomads Tengrism isnt paganism, its an organized religion. >settle down and convert to Christianity The conversion was enforced by a peace talk after an alliance between the western balkan slavs and the eastern romans fielded a fuckhuge army. It was either convert, or get destroyed. >butthurt Byzantine emperor roams around the Balkans ripping the eyeballs out of every Bulgarian until they submit Most likely a myth, and certainly exaggerated. And why would he be butthurt, he won the war. >Bulgaria gets conquered like a bitch There was no Bulgaria at the time, but the several kingdoms that existed in the territory traditionally occupied by Bulgaria, and ruled by ethnic bulgarians did get taken over. >the end It hasnt ended yet, here we are, siding with the germans against Russia again.
>>61736 You think they were zoroastrian? There is zero proof to back this up, while there is solid proof (calendar and list of rulers) that they followed tengrism and used hunnic to write. Bulgars were probably part of Attila's horde, and when it was defeated and dispersed they formed their own horde, and roamed the pastures on the east bank of the Black sea. When the Khazars formed a big horde they beat them and the Bulgars were forced to move. They couldnt agree where they want to go, so half went north to the Volga pastures, and half went west to the Danube pastures. Both hordes fought, and won land for themselves, and two states were formed. The Volga bulgars were converted into islam for trade purposes, and the Danube bulgars were converted into christianity for political purposes, and at this point bulgar culture went extinct and the bulgars stopped existing, only remaining as a name.
>>61869 >Vlado Chernozemski (19 October 1897 – 9 October 1934), born Velichko Dimitrov Kerin (Bulgarian: Beличкo Димитpoв Кepин), was a Bulgarian revolutionary. Also known as "Vlado the Chauffeur" Chernozemski is considered a hero in Bulgaria today, and in his time, in Croatian circles and in Macedonian Bulgarian diaspora.
>>61980 >Are they slavic or turkic? Used to be turkic, but then they lost a war and all the ethnic bulgars got killed during the conversion to christianity. The nation became slavic after that moment. >Also, why did both Bulgarian empires fail? Because everything eventually fails and nothing is forever. The fall of the first one was because Byzantium got a good deal with Russia before Bulgaria could, not for lack of trying. The fall of the second was because the Ottomans came in the exact perfect moment, when Bulgaria was segmented and at its weakest in centuries.
Bulgar period: >Bulgar came and won some battles, got some land. >Bulgar lost a battle, were forced into Christianity, effectively losing their culture and ethnicity.
Slavc period: >Bulgaria grew and became a regional power. >Bulgaria lost fight with Russia and Byzantium. >Bulgaria regained independence. >Bulgaria got segmented into weaker kingdoms and the region overall degenerated. >Ottomans came and took everything.
Ottoman period: >Islam >Blood tax >No enlightenment, no industrialization, no renaissance >Russians won a war and gave Bulgaria independence
Modern period: >Won a war with Serbia and Ottomans and annexed Thrace from the Ottomans. >Lost a war to Greece, Romania, Ottomans and Serbia and lost some land, as well as ruined the whole economy. >Lost the First World War >Lost the Second World war >Became a defacto part of the USSR >Economy collapsed with he fall of the USSR >Joined EU and NATO
>>62084 The quote in the picture : Good luck to all Bulgarians. Long live united Bulgaria. See you again in the free Bulgarian cities Skopje, Bitola and Thessaloniki.
As far as history goes, I don't suppose a lot of people besides the Bulgarians on here know anything about Bulgarian generals, but for those who do : Who do you think was the best ? Me : Either Ivan Kolev or Vladimiri Vazov, for those interested, for Kolev check Romanian Campaign, he and his chivalry division fought off Serbian, Russian and Romanian units and advanced all the way through Dobrudzha. For Vazov see the Battle of Doiran, heavily outnumbered by British, Greek and French forces he still achieved the victory.
>>62202 >slavs The Slavs invaded the Balkans a couple of centuries before the Bulgars.
>russians A union of Kievan Rus', Pecheneg Khaganate and Magyar Khaganate were looking to expand their influence in the Balkans. They held negotiations with Bulgaria and Byzantium, and the Byzantine offer was better. This alliance entered Bulgaria and won the war, and started fighting among themselves who gets what. Bulgaria decided they'd rather be subjects to Byzantium, and an alliance of what was left of Bulgarian armies and nobility and Byzantium beat back and forced the alliance of Rus, Pecheneg and Magyars out of the Balkans. After that there was a period where Bulgaria was a subject state to Byzantium, although fairly independent in many ways. They couldnt conduct any foreign policy though.
>Among the most notable moments of Vladimir Vazov’s life was his visit to England in 1936. The British legion celebrated the British victory in World War I. The British veterans invited one of their worthiest opponents on the battlefield. He was personally greeted by Lord Milne, who shook his hand with the words "It is a pleasure to meet the Bulgarian delegation, as even though we were enemies, you - like us - fought not only like brave men, but also like gentlemen." The British paid great honour to General Vazov as they lowered their national flags in his name. The chairman of the British legion Major Goldy said in his speech: “He is one of the few foreign officers whose name features in our history”.
>Rampaging Turks establish their own kingdom in the Balkans >Get keked by the Byzantines >Keked by the Slav's under the Byzantines >Byzantines start getting their shit kicked in >Declare independence along with Serbia >Need to establish legitimacy >Patriarch in Constantinople sure as hell won't recognize you >Appeal to Pope >Cock teased, eventually denied. >Fight with your neighbors >Gain some land >Loose some land >Conquered by the Turks
Last yearI got halfway through "The Slav's in European History and Civilization" - Francis Dvornik" before having to stop due to uprooting my life. This is what I remember.
>>64114 Just dont respond to posts like these. If someone brings nationalism to a history discussion, you slap him once and ignore him. He'll be back on /int/ getting mad over the macedonian flag and you will continue to wish more people were making relevant posts on /his/,.
>>64873 >>64793 Religion is 100% History wether you like it or not t.bh f.am it is a huge part of Western culture that shaped the continent for hundreads of years, it influenced what was written and influnced decision people took, most religious laws and scriptures were written long ago so and what they really meant or wether they were right or not in their philosphy is subject for historical debate wich transits into the present so go tip your fedoras somewhere else
>>65012 Then talk about religion in the context of history, you cockgobbling dickmonger. Dont just come here shitting out meymeyz :D:DD:D: and insulting others for their lack of belief in your personal cult of choice.
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