Yugoslavia: A Concise History

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Oktober 2003



Yugoslavia: A Concise History surveys the whole turbulent course of the country's history, in the context of the struggles between great powers for control of the Balkans. Torn apart by nationalist rivalries, the first Yugoslavia lapsed into paralysis and dictatorship. Axis occupation in 1941 unleashed a murderous civil war, in which the Communist Party emerged victorious. Tito's Yugoslavia appeared to the world as a peaceful, multi-national federation, but in the end disintegrated amid barbarism unknown in Europe for half a century. This revised and fully updated edition explains why, and takes the events up to the arrest of Milosevic in 2001and beyond.


Acknowledgements Notes on Serbo-Croatian Language List of Maps Glossary Chronology of Events Introduction to the Revised and Updated Edition The Road to Kumanovo War and Unification The Brief Life of Constitutional Government Encirclement and Destruction of the First Yugoslavia War, Civil War and Revolution The Long March for Revisionism Reform, and Reaction The End of Titoism Back to Kumanovo Epilogue: Post-Yugoslavia Notes Bibliography Index


Leslie Benson


'Energetically written and thoroughly researched, his book provides an excellent overview of the history of this ill-fated country for the general reader. His challenges to historiographical common wisdom will also make scholars sit up and take notice'. - John Allcock, Bradford University
'[This] easily digestible and highly informative survey traces Yugoslav history from the birth of the nation after World War I to its ongoing dissolution over the past two decades...Benson shows great insight in illustrating the historical and cultural factors that prevented true national unity from taking hold of this tortured land.' - Jay Freeman, BOOKLIST
EAN: 9781403915665
ISBN: 1403915660
Untertitel: Revised and Upd. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 201 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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