Heavenly Serbia: From Myth to Genocide
Hurst, 1999 - 233 страници
Heavenly Serbia traces Serbia's expansionist impulses to Serbian national mythology. The dominant myth - that of "Heavenly Serbia" - appeared soon after the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. It attributed the Serb's defeat by the Turks and the loss of the medieval Serbian state to the Serb's preference for moral salvation over military victory. By emphasizing their commitment to the heavenly kingdom and promising an eventual restoration of the Serbian empire, this myth helped the Serbs to bear their centuries-long domination by a foreign power. Though they ultimately shed the Turkish yoke and regained statehood in the nineteenth century, the Serbs, according to Anzulovic, retained this central myth in the form of feelings of superiority to their neighbors, and a sense of destiny ordaining them to become the dominant power in the Balkans. The myth has been perpetuated by political and religious leaders, historians, novelists, and artists, and has found acceptance abroad as well.
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The Croatian Illyrian Movement ( 1835 – 48 ) also had a program of a unification
of south Slavs ( originally also including the Bulgarians ) into a community based
on the language and ethnos , but did not envision it as a Greater Croatia .
In the Serbian readers , the literature was identified as Serbian , or Catholic and
Western , two euphemisms for Croatian literature . Although the emphasis in the
Croatian readers was on Croatian literature , Serbian authors and their writings ...
ing the entire Croatian communist leadership and replacing it with obedient hard
- liners . As a result of the massive purge ( including incarceration of many
prominent intellectuals and closing of publications and institutions ) , the “
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An independent scholar living in Washington, DC, Anzulovic interprets Serbia's violent history as a consequence of historical legacies: Saint Sava's mystical identification of the church and nation ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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