The Balkans and the Near East share millennia of a joint history, which stretches from the settling of the human being to the 20 th century. The task split between the various scholarly disciplines into the fields of Balkan studies and Near (Middle) East studies has resulted in dividing a shared history into various sub-histories. The aim of the monograph is to reunite these isolated histories. Therefore, this monograph opens up completely new historical perspectives.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Kaser teaches history at the University of Graz.