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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counts of World War II victims. Huge exaggerations of the number of war victims
were launched to magnify Yugoslavia's losses in the Second World War and thus
obtain larger war reparations payments, hide the extent of the crimes committed ...
Even in postcommunist Belgrade, access to the data on the 597,323 victims has
remained restricted. The data were finally published in 1997, but in a very limited
edition with a controlled distribution.2 Because of communist Yugoslavia's ...
15 The few researchers free of mythomania have arrived at far lower numbers of
Jasenovac victims. The above-mentioned demographer Vladimir Zerjavic
estimated that the approximate total number of people killed at Jasenovac could
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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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