A Concise History of Bosnia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

A Concise History of Bosnia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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Dr Cathie Carmichael
Cambridge University Press, 7/2/2015
EAN 9781107602182, ISBN10: 1107602181

Paperback, 242 pages, 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.1 cm
Language: English

A Concise History of Bosnia integrates the political, economic and cultural history of this fascinating, beautiful, but much misunderstood country. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary literature, this objective and engaging history covers developments in the region up to the present day and offers an accessible interpretation of an often contested and controversial history. Importantly, Cathie Carmichael looks at Bosnia over the long term, moving away from a narrow focus on the 1990s to offer a historical rather than a nationalist perspective on events. Integrated within the narrative account, there is a particular focus on the themes of culture and religion, and the effect of geography and regional changes in the landscape on Bosnian history. Engaging and authoritative, the book succinctly explores how Bosnia has changed over many centuries, and focuses on the dynamic and creative aspects of Bosnia's past as well as the darker elements.

1. Introduction
2. Bosnia, Herzegovina and the Ottoman empire (1463–1912)
3. Rebellion, war and the Habsburgs (1875–1918)
4. Royalist Yugoslavia, the independent state of Croatia and the Second World War (1918–45)
5. Bosnia and the communist experiment
6. Bosnian independence, war and genocide
7. Conclusion
'unmixing' Bosnia and Herzegovina