The Pocket Guide to World History

Balkan Crisis. 1875-8. Britain, Austria fear Russian expansion. Congress of Berlin. [Read more ...]

Balkan Entente. 1934-9. Greece, Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia mutual defence pact. [Read more ...]

Balkan League. 1912-13. Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro. Balkan Wars. [Read more ...]

Balkan Wars. 1912-13. Balkan League defeats Ottoman Empire. Turkish territory distributed. General dissatisfaction termed the “powder keg of Europe”. [Read more ...]

Balkans. Inhabited c6000BC. 6C BC Illyria. 148BC Rome(Illyricum)(N). 285 Byzantine(E). 4-7C Goths, Avars, Huns, Ostrogoths, Lombards, Slavs, Bulgars, Serbs invade. 890 Bulgar Empire. 1159 Serbian empire. 1389 Ottoman. 1699 Austria(E,N)/Venice(S,W). 19C Eastern Question. Albania. Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bulgaria. Croatia. Greece. Macedonia. Montenegro. Romania. Serbia. Slovenia. Yugoslavia. [Read more ...]

Ball, John. -1381. English priest. Led Peasants Revolt. Executed. Tyler. [Read more ...]

Ballet. Dance form originating in 15C Italy, and codified in Louis XIV court. Refined by Russians 19C. [Read more ...]

Balliol, Edward. -1363. Invaded Scotland 1332. King 1332-56. Ceded crown to ally Edward III. [Read more ...]

Balliol, John. c1249-1315. King of Scotland 1292-6. Defeated, deposed by Edward I. [Read more ...]

Ballot Act. 1872. Established secret ballot in English Parliamentary elections. [Read more ...]

Baltard, Victor. 1805-74. French architect. First to employ metal girders: Les Halles. St-Augustine’s Church. [Read more ...]

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