Download PDF by Vesna Drapac: Constructing Yugoslavia: A Transnational History (European

By Vesna Drapac

Vesna Drapac presents an insightful survey of the altering nature of the Yugoslav perfect, demonstrating why Yugoslavism used to be championed at diverse occasions and by means of whom, and the way it was once built within the minds of out of doors observers. protecting the interval from the 1850s to the loss of life of Tito in 1980, Drapac situates Yugoslavia within the broader overseas context and examines its heritage in the extra generic tale of Europe within the 19th and 20th centuries.

This approachable research additionally explores key topics and debates, including:

• where of the countryside in the worldview of nineteenth-century intellectuals
• the reminiscence of conflict and commemorative practices within the interwar years
• resistance and collaboration
• the character of dictatorships
• gender and citizenship
• Yugoslavia's position from the point of view of the 'Superpowers'.

Drawing on quite a lot of assets so as to recreate the ambience of the interval, Constructing Yugoslavia lines the formation of well known perceptions of Yugoslavia and their impression on coverage towards Yugoslavs. it really is crucial interpreting for someone with an curiosity within the background of this attention-grabbing kingdom, and its final demise.

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