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Bosnia & Herzegovina
David C. King
0761418539
March 2005
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The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina : Ethnic Conflict and International Intervention
Steven L. Burg, Paul S. Shoup
1563243091
March 2000
Paperback
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Washington Post Book World
A detailed and judicious account of the war based on prodigious research. It is a superior work of scholarship. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher
Awarded the Political Science Association's Ralph J. Bunche Award --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


When History Is a Nightmare
Stevan M. Weine
0813526752
Aug 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The title suggests that this is a journalistic account of the Bosnian war, but it is not. Weine, codirector of the Project on Genocide, Psychiatry, and Witnessing at the University of Illinois in Chicago, seeks to elucidate the complicated conflict by emphasizing the psychology of everyone involvedAincluding those responsible for making ethnic cleansing part of our vocabulary. Weine sums up his argument precisely when he quotes from UlyssesA"History is a nightmare from which I'm trying to awake"Asaying that the core problem lies in the inability of the Balkan peoples to deal with history in the right way. Weine's attempt is admirable and sincere, but as an outsider he fails to see how intricate the conflict really is; it is severely stereotypical to assert that the post-World War II years were essentially about...


Bosnia and Herzegovina
JoAnn Milivojevic
0516242474
March 2004
Library Binding
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Terri Willis' Democratic Republic of the Congo.Gr. 4-6. Finely attuned to any number of conventional "country" assignment, these entries in the second Enchantment of the World series offer lucid commentary, digestible quantities of facts and statistics, eye-catching color photos, and eminently useful back matter. Both are similarly structured, with topical chapters presented in the same order, sandwiched between a tantalizing overview, and upbeat but not idealized closing insights into patterns of daily life in their respective lands. Thoughtful readers will be struck by the contrast between the authors' sometimes hard-hitting accounts of the devastating wars that have swept through each country and the brighter impressions conveyed in the photos (even scenes of land-mine removal in Bosnia and...


IFOR ON IFOR : NATO Peacekeepers in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Edited by Rupert Wolfe Murray with photographs by Steven Gordon and Foreword by Richard Holbrooke
1901205002
February 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
To monitor the cease-fire in Bosnia-Herzegovina a unique multi-national military contingent has been formed, the IFOR (Implementation Force). Numerous colorful photographs fully convey the drama of this unprecedented effort, with detailed coverage of the most up-to-date weapons, uniforms and equipment of the participating armies.


Bosnia and Herzegovina
Matilda Gabrielpillai
083682329X
January 2001
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-The book opens with an extensive overview of the country's geography, history, peoples, and cultures. Sidebars often alert readers to the coverage of a specific topic in the next section, "A Closer Look-." Its two-page topical chapters, except for some consecutive units on history, don't seem to be in any order, with chapters on ethnic cleansing, historic towns, war-camp horrors, and music and dance following one another. Moreover, these chapters seem repetitive, and sometimes they are written in an encyclopedic style with too many details that will not be of interest to the intended audience. The author concludes with "Relations with North America"; it also covers much of the same history already presented, but focuses on the role of Canada and the United States in 20th-century events...


Bleed
Simon Norfolk (Photographer)
1904587194
September 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

The war in Bosnia in the 1990s raised to common currency the terms "ethnic cleansing" and "humanitarian intervention." It brought back to Europe a barbarism not seen since the Second World War and was the first war fought very much under the eyes of the media. It was also the first conflict fought by killers who knew, even before the war had finished, that a war crimes tribunal awaited them.

Winner of the 2002 European Publishers' Award for Photography, Simon Norfolk won the Olivier Rebbot Award in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Citibank Photography Prize. In 2004 he received a prestigious International Center of Photography Infinity Award and the Terence Donovan Award from The Royal Photographic Society.

About the Author
Winner of the 2002 European Publishers' Award...



Bosnia and Herzegovina
Michael A. Schuman
081605052X
December 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up-The first third of this book is a survey of the area from its prehistory through the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia and the civil war that caused so much suffering in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Schuman handles this complex history in a clear, graceful manner. In the second part, he deals with the repercussions of the conflict on the economy and on social relations among the factions, which expertly shows both the progress that has been made and the fragility of the situation. The account of the problems in education, especially in the teaching of history, is particularly well done. On the other hand, less detail is given to the lack of integration of the economies of the two parts of the state. Cultural topics such as film, literature, religion, and daily life are all addressed, and there is...


Bosnia: A Short History
Noel Malcolm
0814755615
September 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
To explain the origins of the current conflict in Bosnia, Malcolm reaches back to Turkish occupation, Austro-Hungarian rule, both world wars and the era of Stalinist oppression under Toti. He contends that "ethnic cleansing" is not a by-product of the current war but a central element in the Serbian goal of creating homogeneous Serb enclaves that eventually will join together in a Greater Serbia. Malcolm condemns Western interference, singling out politicians and diplomats who attempt to suppress the war's symptoms instead of treating its causes. He argues persuasively that the United Nations-imposed arms embargo against Bosnia opened the way to that nation's destruction, and that the vaunted Vance-Owen peace plan was only slightly less disastrous. It led to a genuine Bosnian civil war, ruining the only effective...


Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Polity on the Brink
Francine Friedman
0415274354
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book traces the development of the Bosnian territory over the last hundred years. It begins with Bosnia's existence as an autonomous entity within the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires at the beginning of the century, take you though its Yugoslav Kingdom/Communist state manifestations and culminates with Bosnia's emergence as a nation-state at the end of the century.


Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina (Welcome to My Country Series)
Umaima Mulla-Feroze
0836825292
January 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-5-The usual topics in geography, history, and culture are covered in chapters ranging from two pages on language to eight on peoples and lifestyle. The large print, with highlighted words defined in a glossary, and the colorful, sharp photographs result in an appealing format. Most readers, however, will not find much of the text as interesting as the pictures. Covering history from the seventh century B.C.E. through the 1990s in eight pages assumes an understanding of world history that elementary-school students are unlikely to have. The cultural sections are better but not without problems. For example, how meaningful is a statement that Aljamiado literature, a form of Bosnian poetry, has Arab and Spanish influences? Under religion, readers are told that "Among Muslim Bosniaks-most do not strictly...


Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia
Beverly Allen
0816628181
February 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The systematic rape of Muslim and Croat women as part of the "ethnic cleansing" campaign in the former Yugoslavia is by now common knowledge. Less well known is the military policy of rape for the purpose of genocide currently practiced in Bosnia-Herzogovina by members of the Yugoslav Army and the Bosnian Serb military. The author of this outraged protest asserts that rape is being used increasingly as a weapon of war in the Balkans, combining murderous misogyny with rabid nationalism. Allen explains the twisted logic by which perpetrators consider the act as cancelling the victim's cultural identity. If the victim is impregnated, so the theory goes, the offspring is nothing less than "a little Serb soldier." Allen urgently argues that the U.N.'s International Criminal Tribunal must prosecute the perpetrators of...


Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia, Vol. 2
Michael A. Sells
0520216628
December 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A Serbian American professor of religion, Sells (Mystical Languages of Unsaying, Univ. of Chicago, 1994) explores all angles surrounding the recent systematic destruction of the Bosnian Muslims. He lays down a solid background of the origins of the war and explains the Serbian attitude that religion equals nationality, which shows why the Serbs believe the Muslims are traitorous to their country. Sells also describes Croatia's role in the conflict. Along with some fascinating reports and details on the genocide, he spends the final two chapters blasting the UN, NATO, and the West for not becoming more involved in stopping the crimes against the Bosnians. His work is recommended for all academic and large public libraries for its ability to explain this confusing war clearly.?Jill Jaracz, Professionals Lib. Service,...


The Political Economy of Peacebuilding in Post-Dayton Bosnia (Contemporary Security Studies (Hardcover))
TIM DONAIS
0415357314
August 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book examines the political economy of the peacebuilding process in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the aftermath of the country's 1992-95 war.

Little progress has been made in transforming the country's war-shattered economy into a functioning market economy, this study explains the principal dynamics that have led to this result, and places Bosnia's economic transition process within the context of the country's broader post-conflict peacebuilding process. The central argument this book persuasively advances is that much of Bosnia's ongoing economic crisis, and its current reform stalemate, can be explained by exploring the interactions of an inappropriate international model of economic reform with the country's particular post-conflict and post-socialist political economy.

This book is essential for...


The War in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1991-1995
BRANKA MAGAS
0714682012
November 12, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This work provides an understanding of the wars in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. These two interdependent wars were the greatest armed conflicts in Europe in the second half of the 20th century. This work provides an analysis of their successes and failures.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Serbo-Croation --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bradt Travel Guide Series): The Bradt Travel Guide
Tim Clancy
1841620947
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This one-of-a-kind comprehensive guide to Bosnia and Herzegovina covers the natural wonders of the area, history and culture, Sarajevo festivals and nightlife, and practical information for travelers.


When History Is a Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Stevan M. Weine
0813526760
August 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The title suggests that this is a journalistic account of the Bosnian war, but it is not. Weine, codirector of the Project on Genocide, Psychiatry, and Witnessing at the University of Illinois in Chicago, seeks to elucidate the complicated conflict by emphasizing the psychology of everyone involvedAincluding those responsible for making ethnic cleansing part of our vocabulary. Weine sums up his argument precisely when he quotes from UlyssesA"History is a nightmare from which I'm trying to awake"Asaying that the core problem lies in the inability of the Balkan peoples to deal with history in the right way. Weine's attempt is admirable and sincere, but as an outsider he fails to see how intricate the conflict really is; it is severely stereotypical to assert that the post-World War II years were essentially about...


The Balkan Economies c.1800-1914 : Evolution without Development (Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History)
Michael R. Palairet, et al
0521522560
November 13, 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Palairet's new Balkan Economies may likely become the most authentic work on the topic." Business History Review

"The author set out to provide an indispensable economic history for all scholars interested in the history of the Balkans and he is to be congratulated for successfully reaching his goal." Charles L. Bertrand, Canadian Journal of History

"[Michael Palairet's] book, closely argued and documented from rarely tapped national archives and an immense range of contemporary and recent writings, is both a contribution to comparative economic history and a refutation of the hitherto widely accepted perception that, after 1878, Balkan-Slav economic growth was `slow, faltering but still significant'(p. 1)." Michael Kaser, International History Review

"Among the strengths revealed in this book is the author's...



The Road to the Dayton Accords : A Study of American Statecraft
Richard Holbrooke (Foreword), Derek Chollet
1403965005
November 27, 2005
Hardcover
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Review

“This vivid, absorbing account brings you deep inside the truculent negotiations that brought an imperfect peace to the Bosnia War in 1995. Among its many lessons for today is how indispensable the United States is to the resolution of the world’s most difficult crises.” --Warren Christopher, former U.S. Secretary of State

“In this fast-paced narrative, Derek Chollet brings an historian's skill and an insider's eye to a complex and consequential story -- the American-led diplomacy backed by force that ended the worst outbreak of genocide in Europe since the Holocaust. An essential source for students and practitioners of statecraft -- and for citizens who want to understand one of the defining episodes of the post-cold war era.”--Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution, and...


Bosnia and Herzegovina: 1998/1999
Robert C. Kelly
1583100350
December 1998
Other Format
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Book Description
Commercial Data International's (CDI) Country Reviews are concise, up-to-date sources for political and economic information on the 190 nations defined by the U.S. State Department as Independent States of the World, plus Serbia and Montenegro. In addition, data on Hong Kong and Taiwan are included in the Country Review for China. Each Country Review begins with an overview which provides key demographic and geographic information as well as full color regional and country maps by Magellan Geographix. Government and political information is provided in a format which enables the Reader to get an overview of the organization of the various branches of the government, a brief summary of current political conditions, and a list of current leaders, including a biography of the head of government/state. Economic...

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