Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholar's Initiative

Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholar's Initiative

by Thomas A. Emmert, Charles W. Ingrao
     
 

This book presents the findings of an international research initiative of over 160 leading historians, social scientists, and jurists that brings together in one volume key evidence presented by all sides in the recent Yugoslav conflicts. It represents a direct assault on the proprietary interpretations that nationalist politicians and media have impressed on mass

Overview

This book presents the findings of an international research initiative of over 160 leading historians, social scientists, and jurists that brings together in one volume key evidence presented by all sides in the recent Yugoslav conflicts. It represents a direct assault on the proprietary interpretations that nationalist politicians and media have impressed on mass culture in each of the entities of the former Yugoslavia. Given gaps in the historical record and the existence of sometimes-contradictory evidence, the volume does not pretend to resolve all of the outstanding issues that divide the peoples of the former Yugoslavia. Yet, a combination of original research, the validation of existing evidence, and the exposure of widely held, bogus myths that anchor public perceptions should narrow considerably the parameters within which opposing sides can still engage in reasoned debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557535337
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Ingrao is Professor of History at Purdue University. He has authored three books and edited five others on German, Habsburg, and Balkan history. He is Founding Editor of H-Nets Hasburg discussion group and has served as editor of The Austrian History Yearbook (1997-2006). Thomas A. Emmert is Professor of History at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota and has held visiting appointments at Stanford and the University of Minnesota. He is best known for his book Serbian Golgotha: Kosovo, 1389 (Boulder, Co: East European Monographs, 1990) and for the edited volume, Kosovo: Legacy of a Medieval Battle (Minnesota, 1991). Trained as a medievalist with a specialty in Southeastern Europe, he has focused in recent years on 19th and 20th century history in the same region.

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