Europe's Steppe Frontier, 1500-1800

William H. McNeill

William H. McNeill

264 pages | Illus. | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1964
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780226561523 Published November 2011
E-book $7.00 to $20.00 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- 165°

 

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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