Kosovo : how myths and truths started a war (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Kosovo : how myths and truths started a war Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Kosovo : how myths and truths started a war

Author: Julie Mertus
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Explores the foundations of conflict in Kosovo, charging that the international community's failure to support the Albanians in their initial passive resistance to Serbian repression led to violence.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Mertus
ISBN: 0520209621 9780520209626 0520218655 9780520218659
OCLC Number: 40707095
Description: xxii, 378 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : understanding Kosovo through "truths" --
The 1981 student demonstrations --
Interviews. Young people remember the 1981 demonstrations ; One man accused of being the ringleader ; One woman tried as an irredentist --
"Impaled with a bottle" : the Martinović case, 1985 --
Interviews. Serbs who left Kosovo --
"A shot against Yugoslavia" : The Paraćin Massacre, 1987 --
Interviews. Searching for Kelmendi --
The alleged poisoning of Albanian school children, 1990 --
Interviews. Young people remember the alleged poisoning --
Step one for NGOs : the root cause of conflict --Postscript, 1997 : a wall of silence --
Postscript, 1998 : Kosovo in conflict.
Other Titles: How myths and truths started a war
Responsibility: Julie A. Mertus.
More information:


This text offers a treatment of the years leading to war in Kosovo. It examines the formation of Serbian national identity, scrutinizes the hostilities of the region, shows how myth and experience  Read more...


User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.