Kosovo: A Short History

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Macmillan, 1998 - Europe, Southern - 492 pages
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Overskrifter: Orientation: places, names and peoples. Origins: Serbs, Albanians and Vlachs. Medieval Kosovo before Prince Lazar: 850-1380. The Battle and the Myth. The Last Years of Medieval Serbian Kosovo: 1389-1455. Early Ottoman Kosovo: 1450-1580. War, Rebellion and Religious Life: 1580-1680. The Austrian Invasion and the "Great Migration" of the Serbs: 1689-1690. Recovery and Decline: 1690-1817. Reform and Resistance: 1817-1878. Kosovo's Other Minorities: Vlachs, Gypsies, Turks, Jews and Circassians. From the League of Prizren to Young Turk Revolution: 1878-1908. The Great Rebellions, the Serbian Conquest and the First World War, 1908-1918. Kacaks and Colonists: 1918-1941. Occupied Kosovo in the Second World War: 1941-1945. Kosovo under Tito: 1945-1980. Kosovo after the Death of Tito: 1981-1997.

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Review: Kosovo: A Short History

User Review  - Katarina Tadic - Goodreads

Subjective, not very balanced (I recommend reading a review by Tim Judah in the Economist), but as someone who did not know much about the political history of Kosovo in the last one and a half century, I have found many information and facts were useful though. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I sure hope there's an update to this book, because it stops well before the events of 1999. It's still worth a read, however, to gain an understanding of Kosovo -- and how the Kosovo Question is tied ... Read full review

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places names and peoples
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Serbs Albanians and Vlachs
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850s1380s
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About the author (1998)

Noel Malcolm is a British columnist, writer and editor who was born in 1956. He was educated at Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1981 to 1988. Malcolm left teaching to become the Foreign Editor of the Spectator and a political columnist for London's Daily Telegraph. Malcolm has written Bosnia: A Short Story, which puts the Bosnia-Hercegovina conflict into historical context and Kosovo: A Short Story, which outlines its history from medieval Serb state into modern times.

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