This books main aim is to explore the history of the Yugoslav idea, orYugoslavism, between the states creation in 1918 and its dissolution in the early 1990s. The key theme that emerges is that Yugoslavism was a fluid concept,understood differently at different times by different Yugoslav nations, leaders and social groups.
'a timely collection of 21 essays that seeks to explore the history of the A"YugoslavA" idea -or A"YugoslavismA"-between the creation of the first state in 1918 and the demise of the second Yugoslav Federation in 1992.' -New Statesman
Part 1 Context: the Yugoslav idea before Yugoslavia, D. Rusinow; the First World War and the unification of Yugoslavia, K. St. Pavlowitch; the Yugoslav question and international diplomacy, 1914-1920, A. Mitrovic. Part 2 Nations: Serbia, Montenegro, and Yugoslavia, S.K. Pavlowitch; the Croats and Yugoslavism, T. Cipek; Slovenia's Yugoslav century, M. Velikonja; Bosnian Muslims and the Yugoslav idea, X. Bougarel; Macedonians and Albanians as Yugoslavs, H. Poulton. Part 3 Leaders and institutions: (dis)integrating Yugoslavia -King Alexander and the Yugoslavism of the inter-war years, D. Djokic; Yugoslavism and Yugoslavia's communism - from Tito to Kardelj, D. Jovic; the two Yugoslavia's as economic unions - promise and problems, J.R. Lampe; Yugoslavism and Yugoslavia's religious communities, R. Radic; the military and Yugoslav unity, M. Bjelajac. Part 4 Intellectuals: south Slav intellectuals and the creation of Yugoslavia, L. Trgovcevic; Ivan, Mestrovic, Ivo Andric and the synthetic Yugoslav culture of the inter-war period, A.B. Wachtel; Yugoslavism's last stand - a utopia of Serb intellectuals, A. Pavkovic; intellectuals and the collapse of Yugoslavia - the end of the Yugoslav Writers' Union, J. Dragovic-Soso. Part 5 Alternatives: the democratic alternative (1982), D. Tosic; the Association for Yugoslav Democratic Initiative (UJDI), with a "Manifesto for a Yugoslav Democratic Initiative" (1989), B. Horvat; Albanians in Yugoslavia - a personal essay, Ramadan Marmullaku; funeral oration for Yugoslavia - an imaginary dialogue with western friends, Aleksa Djilas.
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 12th March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 13.9
Weight (kg): 0.48