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A LOT of detail in 270 pages I ll be visiting a country that had independence in the 1100 s and then not again until 1992. I am reading this as research for a novel and it provided me exactly what I was looking for The early parts of the book get a bit too into the weeds on medieval Croatia, requiring many flips to the map pages to picture the old regions superimposed over the modern country But the history of the 20th Century is solid and enlightening, describing how various groups if Croatians viewed the various events and personalities And the explanation if the Balkan wars in the 1990s finally gave me the per I am reading this as research for a novel and it provided me exactly what I was looking for The early parts of the book get a bit too into the weeds on medieval Croatia, requiring many flips to the map pages to picture the old regions superimposed over the modern country But the history of the 20th Century is solid and enlightening, describing how various groups if Croatians viewed the various events and personalities And the explanation if the Balkan wars in the 1990s finally gave me the perspective I needed to understand the conflicts I lived through that time, but never understood the history or reasons for the hatreds This book does exactly what it sets out to do, and for the size, does it very well. A book that fits its purpose A Traveller s History of Croatia provides a good background for understanding the country without bogging down the reader too much If you re planning a visit, and don t know much about country, this will help a lot The first part of the book is relatively dry, but the story isinteresting as you approach the last two centuries Unfortunately, Croatia has a rather sad history it historically sits between neighbors which are much larger powers Rome, Venice A book that fits its purpose A Traveller s History of Croatia provides a good background for understanding the country without bogging down the reader too much If you re planning a visit, and don t know much about country, this will help a lot The first part of the book is relatively dry, but the story isinteresting as you approach the last two centuries Unfortunately, Croatia has a rather sad history it historically sits between neighbors which are much larger powers Rome, Venice, Austria, Hungary, the Ottoman Empire Croatia and it neighboring ethnic groups get squeezed between the larger powers, with their lands becoming the contested battlefields Recent history World War II through the 1990 s may be even worse as we see ethnic cleansing killings between a number of the ethnic groups residing in the area Clearly not a feel good history, but one might hope for a better future now that ethnic groups largely control their own fates, and some stability exits Perhaps the best history will be in coming years This is a history book suited for a survey course on Croatian history The book was recommended by the Road Scholar organization to be read prior to my going on the RS trip to that country It was good for this purpose as Croatia s history is long and complicated Overall I thought Mr Curtis did OK it s not a great book but it serves the purpose. I purchased this before my first trip to Croatia in 2019 It is a great resource that really helped me understand the complex history of that remarkable country and its people, from settlement by the Greeks in the 4th century BCE through the 1990s Homeland War and the present to about 2015 Engagingly written and remarkably easy to read despite being jam packed with information, I can heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in Croatia and the former Yugoslavia It is part of a seri I purchased this before my first trip to Croatia in 2019 It is a great resource that really helped me understand the complex history of that remarkable country and its people, from settlement by the Greeks in the 4th century BCE through the 1990s Homeland War and the present to about 2015 Engagingly written and remarkably easy to read despite being jam packed with information, I can heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in Croatia and the former Yugoslavia It is part of a series, and I intend to read others So many facts and so much history a little overwhelming actually Starting in ancient times and covering all the kingdoms that dominated Croatia over the centuries, it really provides a ton of information I was most interested in the recent past, as I remember Yugoslavia falling apart and the wars in the 90s, but I was not quite old enough to really know what was going on. A perfect travel read to help give context to Croatian sightseeing I found it especially helpful for visiting the Dalmatian Coast Split Dubrovnik This historical overview of Croatia is one of a Traveller s History series featuring many different nations, although there is none for any of the other former Yugoslav Republics My family is American Croat We say Croatian American here , and so when I saw this at a Friends of the Library sale, I thought it might add some details to what I already know of the subject I have no particular travel plans, although certainly I have been to Croatia in the past.The book is farinformative t This historical overview of Croatia is one of a Traveller s History series featuring many different nations, although there is none for any of the other former Yugoslav Republics My family is American Croat We say Croatian American here , and so when I saw this at a Friends of the Library sale, I thought it might add some details to what I already know of the subject I have no particular travel plans, although certainly I have been to Croatia in the past.The book is farinformative than a typical travel guide, but less detailed than an academic textbook probably about perfect for my purposes It is chronologically arranged, and while it emphasizes things and places a traveler might see, it also provides analysis of the forces that shaped events, presumably some sort of consensus view As we all know, the history of this part of the world is very complicated, and the thread that the author traces is the inhabitants of the land, be they Roman or Slavic or other, and the governing empires based outside of Croatia itself It bogs down in the medieval centuries, after the Roman Empire and before the Ottoman Empire, but probably that is the nature of the highly fragmented period itself The book ends with the current status of Croatia, as an EU member state.The author was educated in the US and resides in the UK While this book was published in the US, it does contain British spellings such as traveller Not a big deal there is not a British specific perspective I read the second edition, with latest events in the chronology being 2016 Benjamin Curtis has also written a related book The Habsburgs The History of a Dynasty 2013 `DOWNLOAD EPUB ⇘ A Traveller's History of Croatia ☔ Croatia is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet and in recent years has become a favorite tourist destination This handbook takes an inside look at the complex roots of Croatian history from the earliest time to the present as well as the many influences visitors will see on its towns, ports, and islands Maps and line drawings