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A Travellers History of Croatia

A Travellers History of Croatia Free download â 100 E to the present as well as the many influences visitors will see on its towns ports and islands Maps and line drawin. This is a history book suited for a survey course on Croatian history The book was recommended by the Road Scholar organization to be read prior to my going on the RS trip to that country It was good for this purpose as Croatia s history is long and complicated Overall I thought Mr Curtis did OK it s not a great book but it serves the purpose

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A Travellers History of Croatia Free download â 100 Croatia is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet and in recent years has become a favorite. Croatia is an astonishingly beautiful country with an amazingly turbulent history as Benjamin Curtis chronicles in A Traveller s History of Croatia This book is part of Interlink Books Traveller s History series of brief country specific histories directed toward travellers who are planning a trip to a particular nation In this volume the history minded and Croatia bound traveller gets a brief and effective summation of Croatia s history complemented with slightly elaborate descriptions of prominent tourist sites eg the ancient Roman amphitheatre at Pula a painting of which appears on the cover of this book than would be the case in a conventional work of history The parts of the book dealing with the Roman Empire the influx of Slavic peoples from the north and east and the Middle Ages make for pleasant enough reading for the history buff Similarly when Curtis chronicles how the Ottoman Empire the Serene Republic of Venice and the Hapsburg Empire all sought to exert influence in Croatia one is reminded of how long the self declared Great Powers of the world have been interfering in the affairs of weaker developing nations The Yugoslavia chapters dealing with both the first royalist Yugoslavia born after World War I and Tito s Yugoslavia of the Cold War era made for very interesting reading especially considering how some citizens of the six now independent republics of the former Yugoslavia now harbor feelings of Yugostalgia for that lost time Be warned however that the chapters that deal with the World War II Ustasha a fascist movement that committed acts of mass murder against Croatia s Serb Jewish and Roma citizens as well as Croat anti fascists and with the bloody wars that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia are a painful read If you don t want such grim subject matter with your gin and tonic while you re reading at beachside or poolside in Split or Dubrovnik you may want to look elsewhere The book is illustrated with line drawings that are satisfactory would photographs have made the book too expensive and with maps that are uite good Not a conventional travel book of the kind that one uses to find say a good hotel or restaurant near the main suare in Zagreb but as mentioned above if you are planning a trip to Croatia and want to learn something of the country s history before you go this book may be for you

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A Travellers History of Croatia Free download â 100 Tourist destination This handbook takes an inside look at the complex roots of Croatian history from the earliest tim. A book that fits its purpose A Traveller s History of Croatia provides a good background for understanding the country without bogging down the reader too much If you re planning a visit and don t know much about country this will help a lot The first part of the book is relatively dry but the story is interesting as you approach the last two centuries Unfortunately Croatia has a rather sad history it historically sits between neighbors which are much larger powers Rome Venice Austria Hungary the Ottoman Empire Croatia and it neighboring ethnic groups get sueezed between the larger powers with their lands becoming the contested battlefields Recent history World War II through the 1990 s may be even worse as we see ethnic cleansing killings between a number of the ethnic groups residing in the area Clearly not a feel good history but one might hope for a better future now that ethnic groups largely control their own fates and some stability exits Perhaps the best history will be in coming years

  • Paperback
  • 274
  • A Travellers History of Croatia
  • Benjamin Curtis
  • English
  • 11 August 2019
  • 9781566568081

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    Pdf Free A Travellers History of Croatia by Benjamin Curtis I am reading this as research for a novel and it provided me exactly what I was looking for The early parts of the book get a bit too into the weeds on medieval Croatia reuiring many flips to the map pages to picture the old regions superimposed over the modern country But the history of the 20th Century is solid and enlightening

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    Pdf Free A Travellers History of Croatia by Benjamin Curtis I brought this with me on a trip to Croatia and found that it made the trip so enjoyable I loved having a sense of the region's history and it made everything around me take on greater meaning Alas I should've read it before I went because I didn't have enough time to actually finish it on the trip Once I got home I lost the motivation to continue so abandoned it But that doesn't reflect the uality of the bo

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    Free download A Travellers History of Croatia characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Benjamin Curtis Benjamin Curtis ¸ 0 Free download This is a history book suited for a survey course on Croatian history The book was recommended by the Road Scholar organization to be read prior to my going on the RS trip to that country It was good for this purpose as Croatia's his

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    Free download A Travellers History of Croatia Benjamin Curtis ¸ 0 Free download characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¸ Benjamin Curtis So many facts and so much history a little overwhelming actually Starting in ancient times and covering all the kingdoms that dominated Croatia over the centuries it really provides a ton of information I was most interested in the recent past as I remember Yugoslavia falling apart and the wars in the 90s but I was not uite old enough to really know what was going on

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    Pdf Free A Travellers History of Croatia by Benjamin Curtis Benjamin Curtis ¸ 0 Free download A perfect travel read to help give context to Croatian sightseeing I found it especially helpful for visiting the Dalmatian Coast Split Dubrovnik

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