New books by Natasha Wheatley and Richard Cockett explain how for all its apparent anachronism the Hapsburg empire, and its capital, shaped the modern world.
Luka Ivan Jukic
Is it time to say goodbye to Eastern Europe, a world remade so frequently by empires, war and political ideologies that it scarcely stays the same for two generations in a row?
Often treated as a footnote of European history, the future of the Balkans became a hot topic at the end of the Ottoman Empire. Was Europe’s ‘Little Orient’ destined to fall apart?
A panoramic portrait of Józef Piłsudski, the man who ‘towers over modern Poland’.
History of the Adriatic: A Sea and its Civilization by Egidio Ivetic explores the Mediterranean within the Mediterranean as a single historical space.