The Balkan Wars of 1912-13 were a key moment in modern Balkan history. This chapter traces shifts and new trends in the way historians in Western Europe and the United States researched and explained the significance and the meanings of the wars in the hundred years since their outbreak. It shows that interpretations changed repeatedly, influenced by wider political developments, and the rise and fall of academic schools of thought. Its main contribution is in challenging and historicising the current common perception that the Balkan Wars were always seen foremostly as an extremely violent event, as an early episode in the modern European history of mass killing.
|Title of host publication||The Balkan Wars from Contemporary Perception to Historic Memory|
|Editors||Katrin Boeckh, Sabine Rutar|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jan 2017|
Michail, E. (2017). The Balkan Wars in western historiography, 1912-2012. In K. Boeckh, & S. Rutar (Eds.), The Balkan Wars from Contemporary Perception to Historic Memory (pp. 319-340). Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319446417