172 episodes

Podcast by Eric Halsey

The Bulgarian History Podcast Eric Halsey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 227 Ratings

Podcast by Eric Halsey

    169 The Cusp of a New Era

    169 The Cusp of a New Era

    With Stambolov gone and Ferdinand recognized, Bulgarian politics enters a new age. This episode covers the general situation entering Season 8, how Agriculture, economics, politics, and culture at the cusp of this new era.
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    • 35 min
    168 Muslims in Late 19th Century Bulgaria

    168 Muslims in Late 19th Century Bulgaria

    In this special episode finishing off season 7, we cover the unique challenges faced by Bulgaria's Muslim population following the 1878-9 Russo-Turkish War. In this time, they struggle to find their place in the young Bulgarian state, to determine their relationship with the Ottoman Empire, and decide how their communities should adapt to the fast-changing world around them.

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    • 31 min
    167 Looking Back on Independence, Part 2

    167 Looking Back on Independence, Part 2

    This episode covers the second half of Season 7, roughly from 1886 until 1895. In that time, Stefan Stambolov ran Bulgaria with near total control, convincing Ferdinand to come be the new monarch of the country and creating Bulgaria's first period of normalcy after independence. However, the period was also marked by violence, Russian meddling, and a power struggle which ultimately saw Stambolov assassinated and Ferdinand the political master of Bulgaria.

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    • 27 min
    166 Looking Back on Independence, Part 1

    166 Looking Back on Independence, Part 1

    This episode covers the first half of Season 7, roughly 1879 until 1886. In that time, Bulgaria drafted its first constitution, found itself a Prince, and generally attempted to lay the groundwork for the reclamation of the territories it had been promised in the Treaty of San Stefano. However, hampering all of these efforts was intense Russian meddling including wildly inconsistent policies. Ultimately, when unification with Eastern Rumelia came unexpectedly, Russia broke off diplomatic relations and Serbia invaded. Despite a victory, Battenberg ultimately had to abdicate.

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    • 29 min
    165 The End of an Era

    165 The End of an Era

    Stambolov's long predicted assassination finally occurs. Meanwhile, Ferdinand wonders whether the price asked of him for reconciliation with Russia is too high and Macedonian revolutionaries finally begin sending guerrilla bands into that territory.

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    • 30 min
    164 Revolutionary Deja Vu

    164 Revolutionary Deja Vu

    As the Stoilov government decides to support them, Macedonian revolutionaries attempt to resolve their differences and form a united front. Meanwhile, the persecution of Stefan Stambolov continues as Prince Ferdinand attempts to find a way toward reconciliation with Russia.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

YazThaSlayer ,

Great deep dive into the Bulgarians

Great podcast! Does a great job of putting it into perspective so you can digest the depth of relations required to achieve Bulgarian identity during such shifting times!

Talisman1453 ,

Bulgaria

I love this podcast, I have listened to the entire show and can’t wait for every new episode to come out.
It has inspired me to go and visit the balkins . Thanks for the great work.
R.B.S.-15

Invanka K. ,

Grateful to Eric and team for this rare gem.

So little Bulgarian history is available in English in written form, and only bits and pieces here and there in audio format. It was a wonderful surprise to discover this podcast! Organized and presented clearly and methodically, it is a wonderful source for anyone interested in the fascinating story of the country.

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