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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Jelavich  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1923 in Belleville, Illinois

Died: 1995 in Bloomington, Indiana

-- Barbara Jelavich on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jelavich was born in Belleville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Professor Jelavich began her career at Mills College in Oakland California as an instructor in History in 1950. By 1961 she was a Professor of History at Indiana University where in 1984 she received their Distinguished Professor of History.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Russia and the Rumanian National Cause 1858-1859
ISBN: 0208014306

Archon Books. 1974

The Habsburg Empire in European affairs, 1814-1918,
ISBN: 0208014853

Archon Books. 1975

History of the Balkans, Vol. 1: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (The Joint Committee on Eastern Europe Publication Series, No. 12)
ISBN: 0521274583

Cambridge University Press. 1983

Volume I discusses the history of the major Balkan nationalities. It describes the differing conditions experienced under Ottoman and Habsburg rule, but the main emphasis is on the national movements, their successes and failures to 1900, and the place of events in the Balkans in the international relations of the day.

Russia's Balkan Entanglements
ISBN: 0521522501

Cambridge University Press. 2004

In the century between 1806 and 1914 tsarist Russia was drawn into five wars due to its deep involvement, based on treaty rights and established traditions, in Balkan affairs. This book examines the reason for the Russian involvement in the Balkan peninsula and attempts to explain at least partially the connection that drew the Russian government into entanglements that were not only dangerous to its great power interests, but that were difficult to control. The wars, waged at a high human and economic cost, limited the resources that could be spent on internal development and, in particular when they ended in defeat, led to domestic unrest and after 1856 and 1917 to drastic internal change.