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Author Benson, Leslie.

Title Yugoslavia : a concise history / Leslie Benson
Edition Revised and updated edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

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Description xxix, 221 pages : maps
regular print
Contents Notes on Serbo-Croatian language -- 1. Prologue: The Road to Kumanovo -- 2. War and Unification -- 3. The Brief Life of Constitutional Government -- 4. Encirclement and Destruction of the First Yugoslavia -- 5. War, Civil War and Revolution -- 6. The Long March of Revisionism -- 7. Reform - and Reaction -- 8. The End of Titoism -- 9. Back to Kumanovo -- 10. Postscript, June 2003: Re-making the Balkans
Summary "Yugoslavia: A Concise History traces the origins of the present crisis, charting the making and destruction of Yugoslavia (twice) in the context of struggles between great powers for control of the Balkans. Made ungovernable by nationalist rivalries, the first Yugoslavia lapsed into paralysis and dictatorship. Axis occupation in 1941 unleashed a murderous civil war, in which the Communist Party emerged victorious; but with a bitter legacy of hatred to overcome. For many years, Tito's Yugoslavia appeared to the world as a peaceful, multi-national federation, known for package holidays, not ethnic cleansing." "Concise and clearly written, in a style accessible to the general reader, this book explains why nationalist conflicts finally ended Yugoslavia's turbulent and tragic history, amid barbarism unknown in Europe for half a century."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-216) and index
Subject Yugoslavia -- History.
LC no. 2003045180
ISBN 1403915660 paperback