John Shea is a senior associate of the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, Australia. He lives in Australia.
In this unique book, we get the undiluted story of the Balkans in general and Macedonia in particular. Commenting on the tension between Greece and the new nation of Macedonia that has arisen out of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, Shea (Univ. of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) marvels at the Byzantine political games, is amazed at the lack of critical thinking skills, and reveals the truth (the whole truth and nothing but the truth). Shea selects the most significant historical points and analyzes them very carefully, commiserating not only with the Macedonians but also with the Greeks as he tries to point out the absurdities that are held together by pseudopolitical, historical, and religious values. He is concerned that Macedonia might become the scapegoat of Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Greece. His comprehensive and objective account is recommended for academic collections.‘John Xanthopoulos, Art Inst. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Unique...selects the most significant historical points and analyzes them carefully...comprehensive and objective...recommended - Library Journal; ""well designed and edited...clear and useful maps"" - Slavic Review.