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Kosovo : a short history

Author: Noel Malcolm
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sifts fact from fiction and lays to rest many of the false claims which have bedevilled all discussion of...Kosovo, the Albanian-inhabited region of the former Yugoslavia...The Albanians who live there refuse to accept the authority of Belgrade [while] the Serbs claim that Kosovo belongs to Serbia by a sacred historic right."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Malcolm
ISBN: 0814755984 9780814755983
OCLC Number: 37310785
Description: xxxvi, 492 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Note on names and pronunciations --
Maps --
Introduction --
Orientation: places, names and peoples --
Origins: Serbs, Albanians and Vlachs --
Medieval Kosovo before Prince Lazar: 850s-1380s --
Battle and the myth --
Last years of medieval Serbian Kosovo: 1389-1455 --
Early Ottoman Kosovo: 1450s-1580s --
War, rebellion and religious life: 1580s-1680s --
Austrian invasion and the 'Great Migration' of the Serbs: 1689-1690 --
Recovery and decline: 1690-1817 --
Reform and resistance: 1817-1878 --
Kosovo's other minorities: Vlachs, Gypsies, Turks, Jews and Circassians --
From the league of Prizren to the young Turk revolution: 1878-1908 --
Great rebellions, the Serbian conquest and the First World War: 1908-1918 --
Kacaks and colonists: 1918-1941 --
Occupied Kosovo in the Second World War: 1941-1945 --
Kosovo under Tito: 1945-1980 --
Kosovo after the death of Tito: 1981-1997 --
Notes --
Glossary --
List of manuscripts --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Noel Malcolm.
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"Sifts fact from fiction and lays to rest many of the false claims which have bedevilled all discussion of...Kosovo, the Albanian-inhabited region of the former Yugoslavia...The Albanians who live there refuse to accept the authority of Belgrade [while] the Serbs claim that Kosovo belongs to Serbia by a sacred historic right."--Jacket.

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