This episode, we take a look at developments in Serbia under the reign of the much-maligned Prince Alexander Karađorđević, and the origins of the Serb ethnic nationalist movement.
After becoming Prince of Serbia in 1817, Miloš Obrenović set about consolidating his position as an autocratic ruler. Further to the South, the Greeks start to get restless too….
Finally, time to get the first of the countries that will become Yugoslavia on the board, as a bunch of disgruntled Janissaries inadvertently provoke the creation of modern Serbia.
This week’s episode explores the background to the Balkan national independence movements – the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy, and any comments or feedback are appreciated!
In this Introductory episode, I explain the concept of this podcast and give a lightning summary of Balkan history up to the 18th Century. Hope you enjoy it!