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The Serbs

Author: Sima M Ćirković; Vuk Tošić
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Series: Peoples of Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This sweeping history of the Serbian people starts with the settlement of the Slavs on the Balkan Peninsula in the seventh century and ends with the dissolution of Yugoslavia at the end of the twentieth. Drawing on his own research and on contemporary literature, Sima Cirkovic looks at how the Serbs have fared through the ages - struggling for independence against Byzantium, suffering as slaves of the Ottoman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sima M Ćirković; Vuk Tošić
ISBN: 0631204717 9780631204718
OCLC Number: 53232011
Language Note: Translated from the Serbo-Croat.
Description: xxix, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : time, space, and people --
1. Ancient heritage --
2. dynasty of sacred roots --
3. Between the cross and the crescent --
4. Sultan's protected subjects --
5. emergence of modern Christian society --
6. era of democratic revolutions --
7. National state : for and against --
8. All the Serbs in one state.
Series Title: Peoples of Europe.
Other Titles: Srbi među evropskim narodima.
Responsibility: Sima M. Ćirković ; translated by Vuk Tošić.

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* A comprehensive survey of the development of the Serbian nation. * Provides the background history of the Serbs, essential to understanding their current situation. * Traces the history of the  Read more...

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by kici (WorldCat user on 2008-09-20)

List of Plates … viii List of Maps … x Preface and Acknowledgements … xi Introduction: Time, Space, and People … xvi 1. ANCIENT HERITAGE … 1 The Roman Provinces … 1 Settlement of the Slavs … 7 Sclavinias … 10 Christianization … 15 The Theme of Serbia and the Principality of Serbia …20 The Coastal Principalities … 24 The Town of Ras and Raška Land … 29 2. THE DYNASTY OF SACRED ROOTS … 34 Nemanja’s Legacy … 34 Independent Kingdom … 38 The Autocephalous Archbishopric … 40 Stability Put to the Test … 46 Two Kingdoms … 49 Economic Development … 52 Dynastic Ideal and Reality … 58 The Empire … 63 Land of the Emperor and Land of the King … 67 Unfinished Society … 71 Rift within the Dynasty … 75 3. BETWEEN THE CROSS AND THE CRESCENT … 77 The New Lords and the End of the Dynasty … 77 Transfer of the Kingdom to Bosnia … 80 The Battle of Kosovo – Reality and Myth … 82 The Consequences … 85 The Despot and His Land … 87 The Restless Littoral … 91 Economic Progress … 93 Continuity as an Ideal … 96 The Burden of Double Vassalage … 101 A Chronicle of Demise … 105 4. THE SULTAN’S PROTECTED SUBJECTS … 111 The Old and the New … 111 Flight, Migration, and Settlement … 115 The Orientalization of Towns: Varos and Kasaba … 120 Economic Life … 126 Clans and Clan Society … 129 The Church in Slavery … 133 From Submission to Rebellion … 140 5. THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN CHRISTIAN SOCIETY … 146 A New State Framework … 146 Extending and Reorganizing the Framework … 151 Peasants and Citizens, Soldiers and Nobles … 157 Christian Education … 162 The Beginning of Europeanization … 167 6. THE ERA OF DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONS “The Serbian Revolution” … 176 Imposed Revolution … 183 From Princely Autonomy to Autonomous Principality … 190 The Serbs and Serbia in the Revolution of 1848 … 196 7. NATIONAL STATE: FOR AND AGAINST … 204 Changes in Reality and Changes in Ideas … 204 Ruling Nation … 211 National Minority … 217 In the Center of the Great Eastern Crisis (1875-8) … 221 Diverging Paths of Development … 226 Constitution and Parliament Put to the Test … 237 Times of War … 243 8. ALL THE SERBS IN ONE STATE … 252 Between Unitarian Ideal and Pluralist Reality … 252 Yugoslavia Decreed … 261 Death and Resurrection … 269 Reconstruction and Development … 274 Modernization through Socialism … 279 Epilogue: Breakup of the Federation and the Struggle for a National State … 288 Select Bibliography … 297 Index … 301

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