The Krajina Chronicle by Srdja TrifkovicThe Krajina Chronicle by Srdja Trifkovic

The Krajina Chronicle

bySrdja TrifkovicAfterword byMichael M. Stenton

Paperback | January 18, 2010

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Krajina ("borderland"), the Habsburg Military Frontier, was once the name of a string of territories which provided an essential link in the chain defending Europe from the Ottoman onslaught in the 16th and 17th centuries. For many generations the Serbian population of these regions was periodically decimated by warfare in the service of the Austrian Emperor. In 1941-1945 the Serbs were subject to a genocidal attack after the Germans put the Croatian Ustaa movement in power in Zagreb. Their resistance to this slaughter and the ensuing epic struggle is the story both of the royalist etniks and of their bitter rivals for post-war power, Communist-led Partisans. The history of the Krajina Serbs, ending in the mass exodus of 1995, is an element in the story of most of the great wars in Europe, from the Ottoman offensives after the fall of Constantinople to the last decade of the twentieth century.
Title:The Krajina ChronicleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.57 inPublished:January 18, 2010Publisher:The Lord Byron FoundationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1892478102

ISBN - 13:9781892478108

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A quick and interesting (if flawed) history of the Serbs in an important corner of Croatia (3.5) stars Renowned Serbian Historian Srdja "Serge" Trifkovic turns his acumen to the Serbs of Krajina. He writes briskly and provides helpful illustrations and maps, goes into interesting detail about Serbian peasant soldiers and gives the expulsion of the Krajina Serbs in 1995 (as well as the Genocide of Serbians in 1941) the scrutiny it deserves. However, it is also biased (Serbian atrocities are summed up in one sentence) and it could have gone more into the creation of Yugoslavia and the rule under Tito. Nevertheless it is worth reading, especially if you are a supporter of the Serbian cause
Date published: 2018-06-10