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The Former Yugoslavia's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook

The Former Yugoslavia's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook

by Matjaz Klemencic Ph.D., Mitja Zagar


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This authoritative exploration of the ethnic history of the former Yugoslavia traces the roots of the conflicts that convulsed the region in the 1990s.

• An in-depth survey of the ethnic history of the former Yugoslavia, organized into three main parts: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

• Dozens of tables and maps showing ethnic composition, demographics, and settlement patterns

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576072943
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/12/2003
Series: Ethnic Diversity Within Nations Series
Pages: 426
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Matjaz Klemencic is professor of history at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia and the University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.

Mitja Zagar is director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and professor of social sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Forewordix
List of Mapsxxi
Early History
1The South Slavic Peoples: Sixth Century to the Early Nineteenth Century1
Settlement of South Slavs1
Histories of the South Slavic Nations11
Cultural History from the Settlement of the Slavs until 180028
Significant People, Places, and Events40
2The Yugoslav Nations, from 1800 to World War I44
Distribution of "Ethnic" Groups and Growth of Populations45
Political Histories of the South Slavic Ethno-Nations47
The Yugoslav Idea in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries65
Cultural History from the 1800s until 191866
Significant People, Places, and Events78
Early to Mid-Twentieth Century
3Yugoslav "Nations" during World War I and the Establishment of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes82
World War I82
Cultural History during World War I (1914-1918)92
The Creation of the First Yugoslav State94
Significant, People, Places, and Events95
4"The First Yugoslavia": Yugoslav Nations between the First and Second World Wars (1918-1941)99
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes99
Ethnic Structure of the Population in the New Kingdom103
Constitutional and Political Development in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia112
Ethnic Relations and the Unresolved "National Question(s)"123
Interwar Histories of the Yugoslav Nations125
Cultural Developments during the Period of Karadjordjevic's Yugoslavia, 1918-1941141
The Unresolved "National Question(s)"146
Significant, People, Places, and Events149
World War II to the 1990s
5Yugoslav Nations during World War II (1941-1945)153
The Occupation and Division of Yugoslavia153
The Beginnings of the Armed Resistance156
The Reaction of the Yugoslav Government-in-Exile to the National Liberation Movement158
The National Liberation and Civil War, 1941-1945160
Americans from Yugoslavia and the Events in the Old Homeland during World War II163
Changes in the Ethnic Structure of the Population during World War II164
Histories of the Individual Yugoslav Nations166
Culture during World War II, 1941-1945179
The End and a New Beginning183
Significant, People, Places, and Events187
6The Yugoslav Federation, 1945-1991: The History of the "New" Yugoslavia194
The Communist Party of Yugoslavia Takes Control194
The Constitutional Development of the Yugoslav Federation, 1945-1980209
Changes in Ethnic Structure of the Population after World War II217
Histories of Individual Yugoslav Nations221
Culture in the "New Yugoslavia," 1945-1990254
Conclusion: The Death of the Country266
Significant People, Places, and Events272
The Contemporary Situation and a Look to the Future
7The Region of the Former Yugoslavia after 1990: New States and a New Situation287
The Dissolution of Yugoslavia287
Slovenia after 1990294
Croatia after 1990301
Bosnia and Herzegovina after 1990310
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and of Serbia-Montenegro after 1990323
"Serboslavia," or Great Serbia--The Dilemma that Finally Caused the Dissolution of the Socialist Federated Republic of Yugoslavia329
The Political "Death" of Slobodan Milosevic and the New Beginning in Serbia344
Sandzak: Is a New Balkan War Possible There?353
Macedonia after 1990355
Culture in the Countries of the Former Yugoslavia after 1990364
Significant People, Places, and Events375
About the Authors425

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