The Serbs

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 352 pages
This sweeping history of the Serbian people starts with the settlement of the Slavs on the Balkan Peninsula in the seventh century and ends with the dissolution of Yugoslavia at the end of the twentieth century.

  • A comprehensive survey of the development of the Serbian nation.
  • Provides the background history of the Serbs, essential to understanding their current situation.
  • Traces the history of the Serbian people from the seventh through to the late twentieth century.
  • Focuses on the process of integration and disintegration which have characterised Serbian history.
  • Pays detailed attention to socio-economic history.
 

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Contents

1 Ancient Heritage
1
2 The Dynasty of Sacred Roots
34
3 Between the Cross and the Crescent
77
4 The Sultans Protected Subjects
111
5 The Emergence of Modern Christian Society
146
6 The Era of Democratic Revolutions
176
7 National State For and Against
204
8 All the Serbs in One State
252
Select Bibliography
297
Index
301
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About the author (2008)

Sima Cirkovic is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Belgrade and a member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published widely on medieval Balkan history, especially the history of the Serbs. His book on medieval Serbs has been published in Italian, French, and Russian, and he is a co-author of A History of Yugoslavia (1974).

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