Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2011 - History - 299 pages
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During the 20th century, the Balkan Peninsula was affected by three major waves of genocides and ethnic cleansings, some of which are still being denied today. In Balkan Genocides Paul Mojzes provides a balanced and detailed account of these events, placing them in their proper historical context and debunking the common misrepresentations and misunderstandings of the genocides themselves. A native of Yugoslavia, Mojzes offers new insights into the Balkan genocides, including a look at the unique role of ethnoreligiosity in these horrific events and a characterization of the first and second Balkan wars as mutual genocides. Mojzes also looks to the region's future, discussing the ongoing trials at the International Criminal Tribunal in Yugoslavia and the prospects for dealing with the lingering issues between Balkan nations and different religions. Balkan Genocides attempts to end the vicious cycle of revenge which has fueled such horrors in the past century by analyzing the terrible events and how they came to pass.
  

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Contents

Definitions of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
1
The Heritage of Horrors
17
Balkan Wars 19121913
25
Multiple Genocides of World War II
45
Multiple Genocides of World War II
79
Multiple Genocides of World War II
101
Retaliatory Genocides against Wartime Enemies
109
Ethnic Cleansing during Yugoslavias Wars of Disintegration in the 1990s
131
Protracted Conflict and War in Kosovo
197
International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia
221
Onward into the Twentyfirst Century
231
Time Line
237
Notes
239
Bibliography
275
Index
289
About the Author
299

War in Croatia
151
War in Bosnia and Herzegovina
163

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About the author (2011)

Paul Mojzes is professor of religious studies at Rosemont College. He is the author of several books on Eastern Europe and the Balkans and editor of Religion in Eastern Europe and The Journal of Ecumenical Studies.

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