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The Serbs : history, myth, and the destruction of Yugoslavia

Author: Tim Judah
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This wide-ranging, scholarly, and highly readable account opens with the windswept fortresses of medieval kings and a battle lost more than six centuries ago that still profoundly influences the Serbs. Judah describes the idea of "Serbdom" that sustained them during centuries of Ottoman rule, the days of glory during the First World War, and the genocide against them during the Second. He examines the tenuous ethnic

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Judah
ISBN: 0300071132 9780300071139 9780300076561 0300076568
OCLC Number: 36042583
Description: xvii, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Death Does Not Exist --
Migrations --
The Arrival of the Slavs --
The First Kingdoms --
The Arrival of the Turks --
The Military Frontier --
An Empire on Earth --
Birth of a Dynasty --
The Holy Roots --
High Noon of Empire --
Retreat from Empire --
It Is Better to Die in Battle Than to Live in Shame --
The Battle and its Aftermath --
Lazar's Choice: The Empire of Heaven --
The Cult of Death --
Preserving the Message --
The Heavenly State --
Resurrection and Beyond --
From Pig Dealers to Princes --
From History into Ideology --
Creating the New Nationalism --
Cutting the Turks into Pieces --
The Burning Tradition --
Bosnia's Sulphurous Vapours --
They Are Not Human Beings: The Balkan Wars --
Instinct and Experience: How Many? --
Union or Death --
Narodno Jedinstvo: The Birth of 'National Unity'? --
Sarajevo, 1914 --
Agony and Resurrection --
Over There, Far Away: Corfu 1917 --
The Empire Restored --
We Chose the Heavenly Kingdom --
Decline and Fall --
Into the Whirlwind --
Croatia, Kaputt --
Kosovo: Land of Revenge --
Frankenstein's Monster --
You Used to Warm Us Like the Sun --
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) --
Frankie and Badger Go to War --
Framing the Serbs --
Goodbye Slovenia, Hello Croatia --
You Must Have --
Bloodshed to Make a Country --
We've Been Here Before! --
Rusty Shoehorns.
Responsibility: Tim Judah.
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