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YUGOSLAVIA
YUGOSLAVIA

Contributor(s): Robert J. Kerner (Editor)
Subject(s): Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Between Berlin Congress and WW I
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Summary/Abstract: FIFTEEN historians, political scientists, and other scholars have contributed chapters to this book, designed to introduce contemporary Yugoslavia to the general reader. The result is uneven. This reviewer feels that bad judgment has occasionally been displayed in the choice of materials. Many of the individual chapters, on the other hand, are highly rewarding. // The historical chapters, by R. J. Kerner, B. E. Schmitt, and J. C. Adams, resemble tightly packed summaries of these authors’ previous books and articles. These were important contributions but were intended for specialists. The impropriety of including them here in this form is glaring, since their inclusion has apparently necessitated the exclusion of material more important for the beginning student of Yugoslavia. Of the seventy pages on “historical background” more than fifty deal with the origins, course, and aftermath of the First World War. Almost no space is devoted to the medieval period or to the period of Turkish domination: nowhere in the book, for example, can one find a clear statement of what happened at the battle of Kosovo, June 28, 1389, or of the implications of the Serbian defeat, though scholars generally agree that this is the critical moment of Serbian history from the psychological as well as from the military point of view. Nowhere is there an analysis by a historian of the Byzantine influence on the Serbs (although we are repeatedly told that it existed), nowhere a full discussion of the role played by the Orthodox Church in the development of nationalism. Yet we have a full statement of the types and quantities of ammunition available to the Serbian army in July, 1914, and a rehearsal of differences of opinion between the “academic” and “nonacademic” members of the American delegation at the peace conference. Some of this distortion is removed by the excellent brief chapter of Alex Dragnich, on “Social Structure”, which, alone in the book, gives due weight to the earlier period. (REVIEW by ROBERT LEE WOLFF in The American Historical Review, Vol 55, 1 [1949])

  • Page Count: 580
  • Publication Year: 1949
  • Language: English
The Geographical Scene

The Geographical Scene
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Racial History

Racial History
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The Yugoslav Movement

The Yugoslav Movement
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Serbia, Yugoslavia, and the Habsburg Empire

Serbia, Yugoslavia, and the Habsburg Empire
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Serbia in the First World War

Serbia in the First World War
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Yugoslavia and the Peace Conference

Yugoslavia and the Peace Conference
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Constitutional Development to 1914

Constitutional Development to 1914
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Constitutional Development, 1914-1941

Constitutional Development, 1914-1941
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Yugoslavs in America

Yugoslavs in America
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Foreign Policy in the Second World War {1939-1946)

Foreign Policy in the Second World War {1939-1946)
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Agriculture (in Yugoslavia)

Agriculture (in Yugoslavia)
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Foreign Economic Relations, 1918—1941

Foreign Economic Relations, 1918—1941
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Social Structure

Social Structure
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Education

Education
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Modern Ecclesiastical Development

Modern Ecclesiastical Development
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Yugoslavs of the Moslem Faith

Yugoslavs of the Moslem Faith
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The Serbo-Croatian Language

The Serbo-Croatian Language
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The Literature of the South Slavs

The Literature of the South Slavs
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Yugoslavia, the Little Entente, and the Balkan Pact

Yugoslavia, the Little Entente, and the Balkan Pact
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The Second World War and Beyond

The Second World War and Beyond
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Postwar Foreign Economic Relations

Postwar Foreign Economic Relations
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Epilogue

Epilogue
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Historical Evolution: A Chronology (330 A.D. - 1948)

Historical Evolution: A Chronology (330 A.D. - 1948)
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APPENDIX: Statistics

APPENDIX: Statistics
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CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA, 1946

CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA, 1946
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Notes and References

Notes and References
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A Selected Bibliography

A Selected Bibliography
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Index

Index
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