Yugoslavia: A History of its Demise by Viktor MeierYugoslavia: A History of its Demise by Viktor Meier

Yugoslavia: A History of its Demise

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Yugoslavia: A History of its Demiseis a new history of the disintegration and collapse of the former Yugoslavia. Commencing with the death of Tito, Meier presents an insider's guide to all the regions of Yugoslavia, including Macedonia, and in particular, emphasizes the crucial part played by Slovenia before the outbreak of war in 1991. Drawing on official federal and republican archives, but also sources which are not yet officially open for scholarly use, the book covers:
* the legacy of Tito's regime
* the personalities who dominated the Yugoslav stage during its dismemberment
* the military threat against Slovenia in the late 1980s
* the attempts to find a peaceful solution
* the political conditions in Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
* Western policy towards Yugoslavia's disintegration and terror.
Title:Yugoslavia: A History of its DemiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415185963

ISBN - 13:9780415185967


From Our Editors

When people refer to the "former Yugoslavia" do you wonder what they really mean? Although everyone knows a little bit about Bosnia, do you find yourself searching for material that helps you look deeper into this much-publicized political and religious conflict? Viktor Meier walks readers through the mesh of events and people that have contributed to the re-drawn borders in the Balkans in Yugoslavia: A History of its Demise.

Editorial Reviews

"[Meier] knows the area and its politics extremely well...His narrative is crisp and to the point, stressing what is essential. It is also well organized and dense with information. Its is clear why the earlier edition of his book was so well received by its European readers.--Carole Rogel, Ohio State University.""While fascinating for the detail on the political maneuvering and decisions of Yugoslavia's republican, federal, and party elites that only specialist can appreciate, this book is more valuable as an indictment of those responsible for Yugoslavia's breakup.--Melissa Okovoy, University of New Mexico.""Meier's defense of Slovenian actions is novel and counters the approach of others ... who have blamed the Slovenian government for the irresponsible abandonment of Yugoslavia in an hour of need.."-"The Historian Summer 2001 "From reviews of the German edition: .""One of the clearest and most useful analyses of why Yugoslavia collapsed and why those in the West who were so fond of it were unable to rescue it."-"International Affairs