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Croatia Through History The Making of a European State

by Branka Magas

Croatia Through History The Making of a European State Synopsis

This comprehensive volume recounts Croatia's development from the early Middle Ages to the present day. Unlike most Western histories of the region, which tend to neglect the concurrent evolution of Croatia's constituent parts, it shows instead that Croatia developed gradually and organically. Maga' pays particular attention to the historical turning points at which a state seemingly marked for extinction managed to bounce back. She also observes that the ties that bound Croatia to other states for centuries have contributed to the state's vitality, with a complex web of Slav, Croat, Dalmatian, Slavonian, Serb, Jewish, Italian, Yugoslav and other identities emerging as part of an ongoing social and political dialogue, which at times has included open strife.

Croatia Through History The Making of a European State Press Reviews

Branka Magas's book is an authoritative attempt to shed light on the development of Croatia from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century...Magas provides a detailed and highly complex account of the birth, expansion and conflicts of the national ideologies in the Habsburg empire...Magas has written by far the most comprehensive history of Croatia currently available in English. It is an erudite scholarly and extremely detailed account that covers quite well all the important facets of this highly complex and for the most part troubled history...Magas has written a highly valuable book...a clear and useful guide to the origins of present day Croatia. The Irish Times.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780863567759
Publication date: 14th June 2007
Author: Branka Magas
Publisher: Saqi Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 680 pages
Categories: European history,

About Branka Magas

Branka Magas is a historian, journalist and commentator on the former Yugoslavia. She co-founded the Croatian Peace Forum in 1991 and the Alliance to Defend Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993. She is the author of several works, including The Destruction of Yugoslavia.

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