Europe's Third World

The European Periphery in the Interwar Years
Author(s): 
Aldcroft, Derek
ISBN: 
075460599X
Date published: 
June 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00
Pages: 
232

Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between 1914 and 1939, this volume explores the development of thirteen countries that could be considered 'economically backwards' during this period: Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Yugoslavia. This volume explores economic modernization, seeking to explain how the countries adapted to the major shocks of the period, namely war and depression.