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 number did not denote real war victims , that is , people who were killed or
died of war - related causes . ... When they were processed in Belgrade in August
1966 , they caused consternation because it turned out that the total number of ...
33 However , a non - mythical assessment of the German attack on the Soviet
Union does not even mention the events in Yugoslavia among the factors
causing the delay of Operation Barbarossa : The assault by the 153 divisions
... months after the start of the war allegedly caused by the recognition . The
recognition , in fact , led to the end of the war in Croatia . More precisely , the
mere announcement of recognition did it . On December 23 , 1991 , Germany
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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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