The History Of Serbia

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With the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, interest in Balkan history has increased and become emotionally charged. This balanced and engagingly written history of Serbia will help readers to understand the complex web of Serbian history, politics, society, and culture and how the Serbs have dealt with the many political, military, and socioeconomic challenges in their history. It attempts to remove the veil of stereotypes and myths obscuring the significant details and developmental processes in ...

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Overview

With the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, interest in Balkan history has increased and become emotionally charged. This balanced and engagingly written history of Serbia will help readers to understand the complex web of Serbian history, politics, society, and culture and how the Serbs have dealt with the many political, military, and socioeconomic challenges in their history. It attempts to remove the veil of stereotypes and myths obscuring the significant details and developmental processes in the history of Serbia and in its relations with its neighbors. In addition to examining the political history of Serbia in the context of Central Europe, the author, a specialist in Balkan history, shows how societal and cultural developments affected Serbian history and reflected political and economic events.

A timeline of significant events in the history of Serbia and an introductory chapter on Serbia today are followed by 12 chronologically organized narrative chapters that tell the story of this land from the splendor of medieval Serbia to a new beginning after the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic. Four historical maps, brief biographies of key figures in Serbian history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay provide valuable resource material for readers. Every library should update its collection of materials on Serbia with this current history.

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Cox (history, Wheeling Jesuit U.) presents an overview of Serbian history that has the treats developments in Kosovo as a major theme throughout Serbian history. Beginning his history in medieval times, he looks at the development of Serbian nationalism through the years of Ottoman rule, the deprivations of World War II, and the Soviet years. The narrative of the NATO war against Yugoslavia is told from a perspective that mirrors NATO explanations and a brief examination of post-Milosevic Serbia is included. A chronology and a listing of important personages are both included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

JOHN K. COX is Associate Professor of History at Wheeling Jesuit University. His main research interest is the twentieth-century intellectual history of the South Slavic lands; his teaching interests include World War I and the Holocaust. A former Rotary scholar in Hungary, and a Fulbright fellow in Austria and Slovenia, he knows Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, German, and several other languages of the region. He is the author of several chapters and essays on nationalism, Yugoslav communism, and Balkan fascism, as well as numerous book reviews about the breakup of Yugoslavia.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Timeline of Historical Events
1 Serbia Today 1
2 The Splendor of Medieval Serbia 19
3 Living with the Turks: Ottoman Rule in the Balkans 29
4 Revived Serbia: The Wars of Independence and the Building of a New Country, 1804-1868 39
5 Taking Its Place in the Sun: The Revival of Serbia, 1868-1914 51
6 Serbia in the Great War 63
7 The Troubled Creation: The First Decades of Yugoslavia, 1918-1941 73
8 Nazis, Partisans, Chetniks, and Ustase: The Maelstrom of World War II 81
9 Serbia in Tito's Yugoslavia, 1945-1980 101
10 What Price Independence? The Breakup of Yugoslavia, 1989-1995 127
11 Successor State or International Pariah? 161
12 After Milosevic: A New Beginning 175
13 Conclusion 197
Notable People in the History of Serbia 203
Glossary 209
Bibliography Essay 217
Index 223
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