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Yugoslavia as History
Twice There Was a Country

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521774017


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  • Yugoslavia as History is the first book to examine the bloody demise of the former Yugoslavia in the full light of its history. This new edition of John Lampe's accessible and authoritative history devotes a full new chapter to the tragic ethnic wars that have followed the dissolution of Yugoslavia, first in Croatia and Bosnia, and most recently in Kosovo. John Lampe concentrates on the connection, real and imagined, between these conflicts and the experience of the successor states, the two Yugoslavias and their predecessors.

    • Accessible, balanced story of the region which made up Yugoslavian states between 1918 and 1941, and 1945 and 1991. Essential historical background for the recent tragedies in the area
    • Fully updated edition of successful first edition (1996, 6,000+ sales), including material on Kosovo conflict
    • Usable as a textbook for students, analysing the flaws in the two Yugoslav states, the origins of nationalism, and the socio-economic factors in the conflict
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " an authority on the Balkans whose dispassionate judgments provide unique insights into the origins of the collapse." Boston Globe

    "Yugoslavia as History sketches an indispensable historical background to the cataclysmic events that swept away an entire country. Lampe's book is a corrective to both the hostile and the nostalgic approaches to Yugoslavia. The real story is much more complex, and Lampe tells it with insight, judgment, and clarity." Warren Zimmermann, US Ambassador to Yugoslavia 1989-1992 and author of Origins of a Catastrophe: Yugoslavia and Its Destroyers

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521774017
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 13 maps 25 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Empires and fragmented borderlands, 800–1800
    2. Unifying aspirations and rural resistance, 1804–1903
    3. New divisions, Yugoslav ties and Balkan wars, 1903–14
    4. The First World War and the first Yugoslavia, 1914–21
    5. Parliamentary kingdom, 1921–8
    6. Authoritarian kingdom, 1929–41
    7. World war and civil war, 1941–5
    8. Founding the second Yugoslavia
    9. Tito's Yugoslavia ascending, 1954–67
    10. Tito's Yugoslavia descending, 1967–88
    11. Ethnic politics and the end of Yugoslavia
    12. Ethnic wars and successor states.

  • Author

    John R. Lampe, University of Maryland, College Park

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