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Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria

Mary C. Neuburger


This book leads readers along the Bulgarian–Ottoman caravan routes and into the coffeehouses of Istanbul and Sofia. It reveals how a remote country was drawn into global economic networks through tobacco production and consumption and in the process became modern. In writing the life of tobacco in Bulgaria from the late Ottoman period through the years of Communist rule, the book provides a fresh perspective on the genesis of modern Bulgaria itself. The tobacco industry comes to shape most of Bulgaria's international relations; it drew Bulgaria into its fateful alliance with Nazi Germany and i ... More

Keywords: tobacco consumption, Istanbul, Sofia, tobacco production, Bulgaria, smoking, anti-smoking, tobacco, tobacco industry, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450846
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary C. Neuburger, author
University of Texas, Austin