Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226561523 Published November 2011
E-book $7.00 to $26.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226051031 Published September 2011

Europe's Steppe Frontier, 1500-1800

William H. McNeill

Europe's Steppe Frontier, 1500-1800
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William H. McNeill

264 pages | Illus. | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1964
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226561523 Published November 2011
E-book $7.00 to $26.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226051031 Published September 2011
In Europe’s Steppe Frontier, acclaimed historian William H. McNeill analyzes the process whereby the thinly occupied grasslands of southeastern Europe were incorporated into the bodies-social of three great empires: the Ottoman, the Austrian, and the Russian. McNeill benefits from a New World detachment from the bitter nationality quarrels of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century which inspired but also blinded most of the historians of the region. Moreover, the unique institutional adjustments southeastern Europeans made to the frontier challenge cast indirect light upon the peculiarities of the North American frontier experience.
Historical Journal

“To say that this is the best available introduction to the international history of Eastern Europe may sound to the author a left-handed compliment. . . . Perhaps McNeill himself will oblige us with a sequel.”–Historical Journal

Contents
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: OTTOMAN ADVANCE to 1570
CHAPTER THREE: TIME OF TROUBLES 1570- 1650
CHAPTER FOUR: THE VICTORY OF BUREAUCRATIC EMPIRE, 1650-1740
CHAPTER FIVE: THE CLOSURE OF THE FRONTIER, 1740-1800
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
INDEX
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