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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But as the war in the former Yugoslavia continued , and assumed aspects of a
civil war , Germany joined its Atlantic partners in the pattern of weakness and
appeasement that was repeated in Bosnia - Herzegovina and Kosovo . The only
Baker ' s main advisors on decisions affecting the former Yugoslavia were the
acting secretary of state , Lawrence Eagleburger , and the national security
advisor Brent Scowcroft , both of whom had served in Belgrade and learned
James J . Sadkovich , “ The Former Yugoslavia , the End of the Nuremberg Era ,
and the New Barbarism , ” in Cushman and Meštrović , This Time We Knew , 284
. About the devastating consequences of bureaucratic indifference , see also ...
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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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