A Traveller’s History of Croatia


A Traveller's History of Croatia Author Benjamin Curtis
ISBN-10 1566568080
ISBN-13 9781566568081
Year 2013-11-04
Pages 276
Language English
Publisher Interlink Pub Group
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Anyone who has glimpsed the long mountainous island studded Dalmatian coast would surely agree that its beauty is little short of divine Croatia quite simply is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet and its history isequally captivating A Traveller s History of Croatia offers tourists and travellers an inside look at how the country scultural fusion of Mediterranean Central European and Balkan influences has given it a tumultuous past The book s narrative begins with Croatia s astounding Greek and Roman legacy and then explains how the early blooming of the Croatian state in the 9th century was thwarted by the ambitions of its powerful neighbour Hungary In the Middle Ages much of the coast came under the control of Venice which over centuries left its indelible stamp on many charming historic towns Croatia became a battlefield as the Ottoman Turks invaded during the 1500s until they were finally repulsed by the Habsburgs who ruled the country right up until the First World War The twentieth century brought new solutions in the founding of Yugoslavia problems with Croatian nationalism and the horrors of invasion in World War II Under Tito a stability came to the region until the battles of the 1990s which were finally resolved with the international recognition of an independent state in 1992 Croatia today is independent peaceful and as beautiful as ever it has taken its place as one of the world s most coveted travel destinations

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