The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia

The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia

by Tim Judah
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The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia

Journalist Tim Judah witnessed firsthand many of the most horrifying episodes of the war in the former Yugoslavia. Judah offers here a history of the Serbs from medieval times to the present, combining a gripping personal description of the war with a skillful analysis of the historical and cultural context out of which it emerged. For this new paperback edition Judah adds observations on the rise of the Kosovo Liberation Army, the war in Kosovo, and NATO's 78-day bombing campaign of Yugoslavia.

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ISBN-13: 9780300071139
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsviii
Preface to the New Editionx
Author's Notexv
List of Abbreviationsxvii
1Death Does Not Exist1
The Arrival of the Slavs
The First Kingdoms
The Arrival of the Turks
The Military Frontier
2An Empire on Earth17
Birth of a Dynasty
The Holy Roots
High Noon of Empire
Retreat from Empire
3It Is Better to Die in Battle Than to Live in Shame29
The Battle and its Aftermath
Lazar's Choice: The Empire of Heaven
The Cult of Death
Preserving the Message
The Heavenly State
4Resurrection and Beyond48
From Pig Dealers to Princes
From History into Ideology
Creating the New Nationalism
5Cutting the Turks into Pieces73
The Burning Tradition
Bosnia's Sulphurous Vapours
They Are Not Human Beings: The Balkan Wars
Instinct and Experience: How Many?
6Union or Death90
Narodno Jedinstvo: The Birth of 'National Unity'?
Sarajevo, 1914
Agony and Resurrection
Over There, Far Away: Corfu 1917
The Empire Restored
7We Chose the Heavenly Kingdom113
Decline and Fall
Into the Whirlwind
Croatia, Kaputt
Kosovo: Land of Revenge
Frankenstein's Monster
8You Used to Warm Us Like the Sun135
White Lines and Marble Columns
Blind Alleys
Rankovic and Beyond
Croatian Spring
Serbian Summer
Kosovo: Use Brute Force
Bosnian Spirit
A Proposal for Hopelessness
Antique God
Bolshevism Is Bad But Nationalism Is Worse (Radovan Karadzic)
9Frankie and Badger Go to War168
Framing the Serbs
Goodbye Slovenia, Hello Croatia
You Must Have
Bloodshed to Make a Country
We've Been Here Before!
Rusty Shoehorns
10We Are the Strongest191
Which Side Will You Be On?
On the Highway to Hell
11It Was War...204
The Croatian Connection
Corridor Life
Sarajevo: Serbian Defeat
Pale: Fiction Met Reality
12The Madmen Take Over the Asylum225
Bosanski Novi and the Spare Ribs
The Banality of Evil?
No One Will Harm You!
13The War for More242
The Bihac Bazaar and the Human Hens
Bosnia: Open for Business
14363 Quadrillion Per Cent259
The Price We Must Pay...
Banks, What Banks?
The Inflationary Tsunami
Surfing the Tsunami
Supergrandpa to the Rescue
Serbia's Loss, Canada's Gain
15Skull Towers279
Days in Hell
The Idea Is on the Table
House Hunters
16... For Nothing295
Serbs to Sacrifice
Simplifying Matters
On Board the Supertanker
The Spider's Web
17End of Empire312
Land of the Living Past
From Enver to Rambouillet
Our Nation is a Hero
Heavenly People
Appendix 1National Structure of Yugoslavia, 1918338
Appendix 2Yugoslav Census of 1961339
Appendix 3Yugoslav Census of 1981340
Appendix 4Yugoslav Census of 1991343
Appendix 5Population of Kosovo, 1948-91345
Select Bibliography362

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Guest More than 1 year ago
well if tim judah lived in Kosova or Croatia during the wars in former Yugoslavia, he probably would have written different version of serbian history and not proclaiming them as the victims of poor leadership and that the serbs were in ballkans before the others, like he sais they were majority in kosovo but somehow they became minority because of migration and so forth. That is distortion and mutilation of history- reasons why because most of his literature, Tim Judah,the author, have been taken from Serbian writers and historians. Maybe if the author,Tim Judah, consulted some more croatians historians and albanian historians and writers for that matter, his book would be more interesting!..