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Title: The Central Powers and the Balkans : a Study of Diplomatic Activities of Germany and Austro-Hungary in Southeast Europe (1909–1913)

Creator:

Rubacha, Jarosław (1970- )

Date issued/created:

2018

Resource Type:

Article : original article

Subtitle:

Studia z Dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej, Vol. 53 (2018), Special Issue

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

Continues: Studia z Dziejów ZSRR i Europy Środkowej ; p. 63-88

Abstract:

Because of its geographic location at the meeting point of the Western world and the Orient, the Balkan Peninsula for many centuries had figured largely both in the European politics and in its economy, and its importance increased in the mid-nineteenth century, when the European powers entered the so-called “imperial phase.” It is hardly surprising then that at this particular period this small region, situated at “the edge of civilized Europe,” had become the arena of fierce fighting for spheres of influence. Germany and Austro-Hungary joined this struggle, too. Even though these two states variously defined their ultimate objectives in the Balkans, it was widely acknowledged both in Berlin and in Vienna that gaining an advantage over the rivals could not only significantly influence the development of domestic industry, which would acquire new markets for its output, but it could also affect the state of European politics. Nevertheless, the new developments and deep transformations occurring in the Balkans at the outset of the twentieth century, misjudged and belittled by the diplomatic services of the Central Powers, resulted in a heavy defeat that they suffered in the endeavors to consolidate their position in Southeast Europe.

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Relation:

Studia z Dziejów Rosji i Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej

Volume:

53

Issue:

Special Issue

Start page:

63

End page:

88

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:72341 ; 1230-5057 ; 10.12775/SDR.2018.3.03

Source:

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Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; National Programme for the Development of the Humanities

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