Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Terms of Use

© 1993 Justin C. Curry. All rights reserved. Access to this work is restricted to users within the Swarthmore College network and may only be used for non-commercial, educational, and research purposes. Sharing with users outside of the Swarthmore College network is expressly prohibited. For all other uses, including reproduction and distribution, please contact the copyright holder.

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Steven Welch

Second Advisor

Steven Sowards


Curry argues that the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913 were a direct result of decisions made in the 1878 Congress of Berlin. He identifies that the conclusions made around four main questions of how to deal with the Balkan states led to superficial solutions unconcerned with complicated Balkan ethnicities and communities. Through the use of secondary sources he is able to examine the historiography of the situation, and furthermore through the use of primary source articles from the Congress and political memorandums, he analyzes the direct correlation between the events.