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 events unleashed by the Sarajevo assassination brought about an even
larger territorial expansion of Serbia than expected, for the Serbs never viewed
the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which was created in 1918, as a
symbols, and he redrew internal borders, so that Croatia as well as the other
constituent parts of the kingdom, except for Slovenia but including Serbia, ceased
to exist as geographic and political entities. This was the first time in over one ...
)5 They were killed by Croats, Germans, Albanians, Muslims, Hungarians,
Italians, Soviet forces, and, last but not least, other Serbs. They were also killed
by bombing, including Allied air attacks, political liquidations, and various
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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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