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  • Culture and Customs of Croatiaby Marilyn Cvitanic

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    In the aftermath of the 1990s Balkan War and its own internal wars, the nation of Croatia has emerged as an independent country. But it is by no means a new nation. Croatia had been an autonomous country in the pastÑa kingdom. But that was approximately 900 years ago. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Kosovoby Robert Elsie

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 89.99

    This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Kosovo relates the history of Kosovo through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.... more...

  • Serbian Dreambookby Marko ?ivkoviÄ?

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    The central role that the regime of Slobodan Milo?eviÄ? played in the bloody dissolution of Yugoslavia is well known, but Marko ?ivkoviÄ? explores another side of this time period: the stories people in Serbia were telling themselves (and others) about themselves. ?ivkoviÄ? traces the recurring ... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Romaniaby Darren (Norm) Longley; Tim Burford

    Rough Guides 2011; US$ 23.99

    The brand new "Rough Guide to Romania" is the definitive handbook to one of Europe's most fascinating, scenic and least discovered countries. The full-colour introduction highlights all the 'things not to miss', from the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the marvellous Delta wetlands, as well as the country's many unique festivals. Two full-colour... more...

  • The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence of Turkish Ruleby Ivo Andri´c; Z. B. Juricic; John F. Loud

    Duke University Press 1990; US$ 49.95

    Ivo Andric (1892–1975), Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1961, is undoubtedly the most popular of all contemporary Yugoslav writers. Over the span of fifty-two years some 267 of his works have been published in thirty-three languages. Andric’s doctoral dissertation, The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence... more...

  • Vampire Nationby Tomislav Z. Longinovic

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 79.95

    Analyzes how the rhetoric of Yugoslav intellectuals and politicians and the U.S.-led Western media and political leadership framed the serbs as metaphorical vampires in the last decades of the twentieth century. more...

  • Macedonia and the Macedoniansby Andrew Rossos

    Hoover Institution Press 2008; US$ 24.99

    This detailed volume surveys the history of Macedonia from 600 BC to the present day, with an emphasis on the past two centuries. It reveals how the so-called Macedonian question has long dominated Balkan politics, and how for well over a century and a half, it was the central issue dividing Balkan peoples, as neighboring Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia... more...

  • Ethno-Baroqueby Rozita Dimova

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 85.00

    In post-1991 Macedonia, Barok furniture came to represent affluence and success during a period of transition to a new market economy. This furniture marked the beginning of a larger Baroque style that influenced not only interior decorations in people?s homes but also architecture and public spaces. By tracing the signifier Baroque, the book... more...

  • NATO's Gambleby Dag Henriksen

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    In this revealing work, Dag Henriksen discloses the origins and content of NATO's strategic and conceptual thinking on how the use of force was to succeed politically in altering the behavior of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). The air campaign, known as Operation Allied Force, was the first war against any sovereign nation in the history... more...

  • Bosnia-Herzegovinaby David Owen

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 74.96

    In 1992 David Owen was appointed the EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, working alongside the UN's Co-Chairman, Cyrus Vance. The papers collected here provide fascinating primary source material and an insider's account of the intense international political activity at that time, which culminated in the... more...