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 idea of using brute force to eliminate religious and cultural barriers to a
homogeneous nation was expressed with brutal directness by NjegoS, a
towering figure in the period Duric calls Obradovic's. In fact, NjegoS has marked
the modern ...
... the expulsion of the Albanians with all the measures to be taken to this purpose
, emphasizing that "the only method and the only means is the brutal force of an
organized governmental power, and we have always been above them in this.
Still another major cause of foreign-policy failures is the coddling of brutal
politicians and regimes with the aim of turning them into allies, even if they
engage in genocidal activities. Respect for the rights of every individual citizen
has always ...
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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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