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Barbara Jelavich

Born: 1923 in Belleville, Illinois
Died: 1995 in Bloomington, Indiana

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jelavich was born in Belleville, Illinois.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Barbara Jelavich on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  History of the Balkans
ISBN: 9780511523694 OCLC: 776970908

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 1983.

History of the Balkans /
ISBN: 0521274583 OCLC: 9043005

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; 1983.

Russia and the Rumanian national cause, 1858-1859,
ISBN: 0208014306 OCLC: 811040

Archon Books, [Hamden, Conn.] 1974.

Russia's Balkan entanglements, 1806-1914
ISBN: 0521401267 OCLC: 22544496

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England] ; 1991.

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.

Russia's Balkan entanglements, 1806-1914 /
ISBN: 0521522501 OCLC: 49594051

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge : 2002.

  The Habsburg Empire in European affairs, 1814-1918,
ISBN: 0208014853 OCLC: 1031208

Archon Books, [Hamden, Conn.] 1975 [©1969]