Constructing Yugoslavia: A Transnational History

Constructing Yugoslavia: A Transnational History

by Vesna Drapac, John Breuilly, Colin Jones, Joseph Bergin, Patricia Clavin
     
 

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Vesna Drapac provides an insightful survey of the changing nature of the Yugoslav ideal, demonstrating why Yugoslavism was championed at different times and by whom, and how it was constructed in the minds of outside observers. Covering the period from the 1850s to the death of Tito in 1980, Drapac situates Yugoslavia in the broader international context and

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Vesna Drapac provides an insightful survey of the changing nature of the Yugoslav ideal, demonstrating why Yugoslavism was championed at different times and by whom, and how it was constructed in the minds of outside observers. Covering the period from the 1850s to the death of Tito in 1980, Drapac situates Yugoslavia in the broader international context and examines its history within the more familiar story of Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This approachable study also explores key themes and debates, including:

the place of the nation-state within the worldview of nineteenth-century intellectuals

the memory of war and commemorative practices in the interwar years

resistance and collaboration

the nature of dictatorships

gender and citizenship

Yugoslavia's role from the perspective of the 'Superpowers'.

Drawing on a wide range of sources in order to re-create the atmosphere of the period, Constructing Yugoslavia traces the formation of popular perceptions of Yugoslavia and their impact on policy towards Yugoslavs. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of this fascinating nation, and its ultimate demise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333925553
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Series:
European Studies Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

VESNA DRAPAC is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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