East European Quarterly

A scholarly journal publishes articles in the disciplines of East European history, including its economics, politics, culture and history.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall

An English Lady in High Albania: Edith Durham and the Balkans
I. After a long absence, the Balkans have returned to the headlines of our newspapers.(1) A century ago, events there also seized the headlines, often for the same reasons. The area was remote from the rest of Europe and filled with bloodshed....
Borderland Nationalism, Westward Migration, and Anti-Polish Aggression: The Case of the Grenzmark Posen-Westpreussen, 1919-1939
After Germany's military defeat in World War I, and with its acceptance of provisions stipulated by the Versailles Treaty in June 1919, major territorial changes took effect in the German eastern provinces. Almost all of the Posen province, a portion...
Czechoslovakia's Velvet Divorce
New sovereign states as subjects of international law come into existence either through fusion (most frequently -- and unsuccessully -- attempted in the Arab world) or through division, separation and emancipation. Since the virtual completion of...
The Historical Roots of Environmental Conflict in Estonia
"Estonia's environment and nature are special," the Estonian scholar observed, as we sipped coffee in a dingy cafe in Tallinn.(1) "But to them," he said, lowering his voice, and nodding slightly toward a table of Russian-speakers, "it means nothing....
The Supra-Class Rhetoric of Nationalism: An Introductory Comment
One of the most fascinating problems encountered in the socio-historical study of nationalism is the difficulty in consistently relating the object of nationalism to the specific interests of social classes. This indisputable theoretical weakness...
What Will It Take? the Legacies of a Command Economy
The travails of German unification have now become almost woefully commonplace.(1) Even the most optimistic observers of several years ago now readily admit that, while the country's formal unification was completed smoothly and with remarkable rapidity,...
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