The Balkan Economies C. 1800-1914: Evolution Without Development (Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History, 6)
Michael PalairetISBN: 0521522560; 9780521522564;
The Balkan Economies c. 1800-1914 is a strongly revisionist book that compares the economic progress of Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia in the century before World War One. Native language primary sources are used to argue that these territories probably experienced economic decline rather than growth, at least from the mid-nineteenth century. But far from hindering development, Ottoman rule made possible more progress than successive governments. This in-depth study promises to be thedefinitive economic history of the Balkans.