The History Of Serbia

The History Of Serbia

by John Cox
     
 

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

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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 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313312908
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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