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Yugoslavia: A Concise History / Edition 2
     

Yugoslavia: A Concise History / Edition 2

by L. Benson
 

ISBN-10: 1403915660

ISBN-13: 9781403915665

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Violence and instability in Kosovo, Macedonia and Bosnia are threatening European security, and a new, arguably more dangerous, phase of Balkan history is opening up. Yugoslavia: A Concise History traces the origins of the present crisis, charting the making and destruction of Yugoslavia (twice) in the context of struggles between great powers for control of the

Overview

Violence and instability in Kosovo, Macedonia and Bosnia are threatening European security, and a new, arguably more dangerous, phase of Balkan history is opening up. Yugoslavia: A Concise History traces the origins of the present crisis, charting the making and destruction of Yugoslavia (twice) in the context of struggles between great powers for control of the Balkans. Made ungovernable by nationalist rivalries, the first Yugoslavia lapsed into paralysis and dictatorship. Axis occupation in 1941 unleashed a murderous civil war, in which the Communist Party emerged victorious, but with a bitter legacy of hatred to overcome. For many years, Tito's Yugoslavia appeared to the world as a peaceful, multi-national federation, known for package holidays, not ethnic cleansing.

Concise and clearly written, in a style accessible to the general reader, this book explains why nationalist conflicts finally ended Yugoslavia's turbulent and tragic history, amid barbarism unknown in Europe for half a century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403915665
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsviii
Notes on Serbo-Croatian languagex
Mapsxii
Glossaryxiii
Chronology of Eventsxv
1.Prologue: The Road to Kumanovo1
2.War and Unification21
3.The Brief Life of Constitutional Government38
4.Encirclement and Destruction of the First Yugoslavia57
5.War, Civil War and Revolution73
6.The Long March of Revisionism94
7.Reform--and Reaction111
8.The End of Titoism132
9.Back to Kumanovo155
Notes181
Bibliography191
Index197

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