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Macmillan Higher Education

Constructing Yugoslavia

A Transnational History

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Palgrave

Pages: 256
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Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series

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Vesna Drapac provides an insightful survey of the changing nature of the Yugoslav ideal, demonstrating why Yugoslavism was championed at different times and by whom, and how it was constructed in the minds of outside...

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Vesna Drapac provides an insightful survey of the changing nature of the Yugoslav ideal, demonstrating why Yugoslavism was championed at different times and by whom, and how it was constructed in the minds of outside observers. Covering the period from the 1850s to the death of Tito in 1980, Drapac situates Yugoslavia in the broader international context and examines its history within the more familiar story of Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This approachable study also explores key themes and debates, including:

• the place of the nation-state within the worldview of nineteenth-century intellectuals
• the memory of war and commemorative practices in the interwar years
• resistance and collaboration
• the nature of dictatorships
• gender and citizenship
• Yugoslavia's role from the perspective of the 'Superpowers'.

Drawing on a wide range of sources in order to recreate the atmosphere of the period, Constructing Yugoslavia traces the formation of popular perceptions of Yugoslavia and their impact on policy toward Yugoslavs. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of this fascinating nation, and its ultimate demise.

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Adopts a timely transnational approach, examining Yugoslavia and its demise within the broader European and international context
Departs from the 'exceptionalist' or Balkanist paradigm to 'normalise' Yugoslav history and historiography
Explores current key debates on war and memory, collaboration and resistance, gender and citizenship and the nature of participatory dictatorships
Features a helpful Chronology, Lists of Prime Ministers and Presidents, and a comprehensive Bibliography to aid study
 
 
 

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Imagining Savage Europe and Inventing Yugoslavia, 1850-1914
The Expansion of Gallant Serbia into Yugoslavia, 1914-1920
A State in Search of a Nation, 1920-1939
'The future lies with the federative idea': War and Dissolution, 1941-1945
'A society almost free': Tito's Yugoslavia
Conclusion
Chronology
Lists of Prime Ministers and Presidents
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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VESNA DRAPAC is Associate Professor of History at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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VESNA DRAPAC is Associate Professor of History at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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