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Yugoslavia as History
Twice There Was a Country

2nd Edition

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


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  • Yugoslavia as History, first published in 2000, examines the bloody demise of the former Yugoslavia in the full light of its history. It provides a balanced understanding of the common hopes and fears which held its ethnic mosaic together, and the ethnic conflicts which broke it apart. This book examines the origins of these competing forces, and how they fared as the Yugoslavian states formed after the two World Wars searched for a multi-ethnic political culture and economic viability. This 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. The author 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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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 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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