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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s

ISBN 9781137398987
Publication Date August 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Studies in European History

Catherine Baker offers an up-to-date, balanced and concise introductory account of the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and their aftermath. The volume incorporates the latest research, showing how the state of the field has evolved and guides students through the existing literature, topics and debates.

Catherine Baker is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History at the University of Hull, UK.

Editors' Preface
1. Introduction
2. Yugoslavia and its Origins
3. The Break-Up of the Yugoslav Federation
4. From Crisis to War in Slovenia and Croatia
5. The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina
6. The Kosovo War and its Aftermath
7. Peacebuilding, Reconciliation and Reconstruction
8. The Past on Trial
9. Culture and Language During and After the Wars
10. Conclusion
Timeline (1980-2000)
Bibliography
Index.

Reviews

The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s provides a detailed yet succinct overview of the Yugoslav wars and the subsequent trajectory of events in the region, addressing the roles of both domestic and international actors. Not only is this book is very well written, it succeeds in conveying the complexities effectively. For any student of Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav studies, or for those seeking to learn about the modern history of the countries of the former Yugoslavia, this book is essential.' – Kenneth Morrison, De Montfort University Leicester, UK 'Catherine Baker navigates the stormy waters of post-Yugoslav studies with remarkable ease, addressing key debates and often offering more than one interpretation, although her own views and preferences are always made clear. Relevant transnational references point at broader context and the need to understand what happened in Yugoslavia not as something unique, but rather symptomatic of the violent twentieth century. The book should become a starting point for future histories of the Wars of the Yugoslav Succession.' – Dejan Djoki?, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
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