Yugoslavia and Its Historians: Understanding the Balkan Wars of the 1990s
Norman M. Naimark, Holly Case
Stanford University Press, Feb 19, 2003 - History - 296 pages
Most of what has been written about the recent history of Yugoslavia and the fierce wars that have plagued that country has been produced by journalists, political analysts, diplomats, human rights organization, the United Nations, and other government and intergovernmental organizations. Professional historians of Yugoslavia, however, have been strangely silent about the wars and the breakup of the country. This book is an effort to end that silence.
The goal of this volume is to bring together insights from a distinguished group of American and European scholars of Yugoslavia to add depth to our historical understanding of that country’s recent struggles. The first part of the volume examines the ways in which images of the Yugoslav past have shaped current understandings of the region. The second part deals more directly with the events of the recent past and also looks forward to some of the problems and future prospects for Yugoslavia’s successor states.
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This is a nice enough little collection of essays on the deeper roots of the disintegration of Yugoslavia. The problem is that the conference that generated these papers was in 2000 and the book came out in 2003, meaning that it's already becoming dated. Read full review
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