Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia: An Encyclopedia (Roots of modern conflict)

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9781576070451: Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia: An Encyclopedia (Roots of modern conflict)

The demise of Yugoslavia resulted in a savage internal conflict that confounded European efforts to prevent it. Intense and often instantaneous media coverage tended to produce a confusing maze of images and impressions. This timely, easy to use reference work surveys the origins, development, people, places, events, concepts, treaties, and agreements pertaining to the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

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About the Author:

John Allcock works for the Research Unit in South East European Studies, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

Marko Milivojevicworks for the Research Unit in South East European Studies, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

John J. Horton is deputy librarian at the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

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Here is an outstanding reference resource in which a wide array of entries deepen our knowledge of a vital contemporary issue. Three British specialists on the region have brought together 26 other colleagues, mainly from United Kingdom institutions, to provide insight on one of the major conflicts of the 1990s. The 500 entries cover political, military, geographical, historical, economic, social, and cultural matters. Biographical entries and entries on small communities caught up in the fighting help personalize the tragedy. The material is current through 1997.

The alphabetically arranged, signed entries include see and see also references. Entries are usually one paragraph but longer when necessary; political parties is seven pages. Twelve black-and-white maps at the beginning of the volume and many photos throughout the text add a visual dimension to the clearly written, accurate information. Although the focus is on the current period, sufficient background and analysis, such as in the article on Communist leader Tito, bring the past into the present.

An extensive bibliography includes 1998 titles; a 38-page chronology from 1941 to 1997 presents events in the country and surrounding world. This powerful resource will be useful in high-school, public, and academic libraries.

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