First published in 1941, this monumental work explores the complex history of Yugoslavia, its heroes, politics and culture. It's a big, challenging book -- some call it the best ever written on the Balkans.
The first novel in Ivo Andric's Bosnian trilogy. The masterwork is set in the author's home town, Travnik, in the era of the Napoleonic Wars. In the struggle for supremacy, the region stubbornly refuses to submit to any outsider.
Crowley spins tales of three centuries of plunder and plague, imperial conquest and piracy in this riveting new history, chronicling the transformation of a tiny city of lagoon dwellers into the richest place on earth.