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Croatia in the Early Middle Ages : A Cultural Survey
Ivan Supicic
0856674990
May 2, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume presents 30 highly illustrated essays charting a cultural survey of Croatia from the 7th to the end of the 12th century. Richly illustrated with colour plates, maps, plans, and diagrams, it provides a major new resource for all those seeking to gain a broad understanding of the medieval world in central Europe and the Adriatic region before the Ottoman invasions.

Since the mid-nineties, the republic of Croatia has taken its place among the independent nations of Europe, and its strong cultural identity is becoming better understood. As a result, the Croatian academy of Sciences and Arts, based in Zagreb, has embarked on an ambitious five-volume history of Croatian culture, commissioning essays on the arts and sciences from over 100 leading specialists in the field. Throughout the Middle Ages and the...


Balkan Ghosts: A Journey through History
Robert D. Kaplan
0312424930
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare now sweeping Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy.

This enthralling and often chilling political travelogue fully deciphers the Balkans' ancient passions and intractable hatreds for outsiders. For as Kaplan travels among the vibrantly-adorned churches and soul-destroying slums of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece, he allows us to see the region's history as a time warp in which Slobodan Milosevic becomes the reincarnation of a fourteenth-century Serbian martyr; Nicolae Ceaucescu is called "Drac," or "the Devil"; and the one-time Soviet Union turns out to be a continuation of the Ottoman Empire. ...



Croatia: A Nation Forged in War
Marcus Tanner
0300091257
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Left in tatters after the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, the new country of Croatia has served as a troubled crossroads between East and West since the Dark Ages. Veteran journalist Marcus Tanner set out to write the recent history of this nation, but found it impossible to cover the 1990s without referring to World War II, and impossible to write about that period without going back even further. So he begins his account in the 7th century, covers Croatian history in a brief but thorough manner, and spends the final third of his book describing how Croatia regained its sovereignty in 1992. A glut of books on the Balkan War give short shrift to this intriguing story. Tanner corrects this problem with a fine and unique contribution. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Yugoslav Wars (1) : Slovenia & Croatia 1991-95 (Elite)
Nigel Thomas, Darko Pavlovic (Illustrator)
1841769630
April 25, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Following the death of the Yugoslavian strongman President Tito in 1980, the several semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a nation in 1945 moved inexorably towards separation. After a deceptively clean break for independence by Slovenia in 1991, the world watched a series of other wars rip through this modern European state. In this first of two volumes, experts on the Balkan region give an unprecedentedly clear, concise explanation of the Slovene, Croatian and Krajina-Serb armies of these campaigns, illustrated with rare photos and an extraordinary range of colour uniform plates.

From the Publisher
An unrivalled illustrated reference source on fighting men and commanders, past and present. Each volume is packed with full colour artwork, making...


Croatia: A History
Ivo Goldstein
0773520171
October 1999
Paperback
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When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans : A Study of Identity in Pre-Nationalist Croatia, Dalmatia, and Slavonia in the Medieval and Early-Modern Periods
John V. A. Fine
047211414X
March 2, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
"This is history as it should be written. In When Ethnicity Did Not Matter in the Balkans, a logical advancement on his earlier studies, Fine has successfully tackled a fascinating historical question, one having broad political implications for our own times. Fine's approach is to demonstrate how ideas of identity and self-identity were invented and evolved in medieval and early-modern times. At the same time, this book can be read as a critique of twentieth-century historiography-and this makes Fine's contribution even more valuable. This book is an original, much-needed contribution to the field of Balkan studies."
-Steve Rapp, Associate Professor of Caucasian, Byzantine, and Eurasian History, and Director, Program in World History and Cultures Department of History, Georgia State University...


Croatia
Martin Hintz
0516242539
September 2004
Library Binding
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The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican: The Croatian Massacre of the Serbs During World War II
Vladimir Dedijer (Editor), Harvey L. Kendall (Translator)
0879757523
July 1992
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German, Serbo-Croation


Croatia
Robert Cooper
0761411569
October 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-The initial chapters go over basic geography, history, and government, while the bulk of the book examines Croatia's culture and contemporary life. The short chapters are divided into highlighted segments of a page or two. This format allows easy access to information. Covering so much, however, has led the author to lapse into tour-book types of descriptions or simple lists of things. How meaningful are references to architectural styles (Byzantine, Renaissance, and Baroque) or to "Musical texts in neumatic notation" without an explanation or illustration? Is it essential to list 15 islands off the Adriatic coast? Some oversimplification in historical and cultural information is perhaps unavoidable, but the statement that "Catholics worship images of the mother and child" in contrast to the Orthodox...


The Bone Woman : A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in the Mass Graves of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo
Clea Koff
1400060648
April 27, 2004
Hardcover
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
An unusual combination of character traits led 31-year-old Clea Koff to her profession. She is hard-working, physically strong and emotionally resilient; she has a capacity for stoicism, a desire for justice, and the ability to respond with equanimity to the sight and smell of maggot-ridden, decomposing flesh. As a child, Koff buried dead birds in plastic bags in her yard so that she could dig them up later and examine their state of decay. By age 23, she was an anthropologist serving in Rwanda on the first forensic team ever dispatched to assemble evidence of war crimes. There, she and her colleagues extracted some 500 bodies from the largest mass grave ever exhumed. For Koff, it was only the beginning. She would serve on six more missions in Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia and...


Croatia
Zoran Pavlovic
079107210X
September 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-10-Pavlovic clearly takes great pride in his country's assets, especially its natural beauty, but he does not gloss over its problems as he takes readers "on a book tour" of his homeland. He begins with a detailed chapter on physical geography followed by one that sketches Croatian history from prehistoric times to the present. Other chapters cover the government and economy, the people and culture, and the regions. Geographical terms such as "karst topography," "pyrophytic vegetation," and "alluvial soils" are explained within the text. However, the plethora of unfamiliar and, for Americans, seemingly unpronounceable place names, so many of which do not appear on either of the two maps, may overwhelm most readers, especially in the chapter on regions and cities. It is indeed curious that this...


Dubrovnik: The Bradt City Guide (Bradt Mini Guide Series)
Piers Letcher
1841621099
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A compact city guide to the Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik, popular with travelers looking for culture.



Jester's Fortune, Vol. 8
Dewey Lambdin
1590130340
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
1796..A diminutive, Corsican-born French general has inherited a ragtag army and turned it into an unstoppable fighting force. Within months Napoleon's storm rolls across Italy and strikes a lethal blow against the Austrian empire. But dwhile soil of Piedmont and Tuscany run with blood, another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea. Alan Lewrie and his eighteen gun sloop, HMS Jester part of a squadron of four British warships, sail into the thick of it. But with England's allies falling, Napoleon busy rearranging the world map, and their squadron stretched dangeroulsy thin along the Croatian coast, the British squadron commander strikes a devil's bargain:enlisting the aid of Serbian pirates.

From the Publisher
Dewey Lambdin, a self-proclaimed "Navy brat," is the...


Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country
Tony Fabijancic
0888643977
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In his travels through Croatia, Tony Fabijancic saw a world of peasants, shepherds and fishermen irrevocably giving way to the new reality of a modern European state. With a deft and sure touch, he records moments that capture the lingering spirit of the old world even as the former fabric of this place is unravelling forever. The author's profound familiarity with the "extraordinary regionality" of Croatia leads to memorable images of the country, and to sketches and unhurried ruminations on its people, its landscapes, kitchens, cities, and coastlines.

From the Back Cover
There is, in old Croatia, an undiscovered country that is passing away, a world of peasants, shepherds and fishermen irrevocably surrendering before the reality of a modern European state. When Tony...


Croatia: A Nation Forged in War
Marcus Tanner
0300069332
March 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Left in tatters after the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, the new country of Croatia has served as a troubled crossroads between East and West since the Dark Ages. Veteran journalist Marcus Tanner set out to write the recent history of this nation, but found it impossible to cover the 1990s without referring to World War II, and impossible to write about that period without going back even further. So he begins his account in the 7th century, covers Croatian history in a brief but thorough manner, and spends the final third of his book describing how Croatia regained its sovereignty in 1992. A glut of books on the Balkan War give short shrift to this intriguing story. Tanner corrects this problem with a fine and unique contribution.

From Library Journal
When Croatia declared itself an...


Zagreb through a thousand years: From ancient settlements to a modern city
Ivan Kampus (Author), igor karaman (Author)
B0007BPVMO


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The Suitcase : Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia
Julie Mertus, et al
0520206347
January 20, 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
YA. This collection of memoirs provides a stirring and disturbing picture of what reality is all about for those people fleeing the disaster of Bosnia and Croatia. Divided into five sections, the translated accounts of the real victims of the war add lasting images to those seen on television or captured in photographs. The suitcase contains some 75 stories of these people, mostly women and children, as they flee the war-zone conditions, long for home, settle into life as refugees or displaced persons, and attempt to make a new life away from all they had formerly known. A one-line description of the narrator (age, name, and location) precedes each selection, and a short afterword explains or extends the individual story. Because of the oppressive topic, this collection is difficult to read from cover to...


Croatia: A Nation Forged in War
Marcus Tanner
0300076681
August 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Left in tatters after the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, the new country of Croatia has served as a troubled crossroads between East and West since the Dark Ages. Veteran journalist Marcus Tanner set out to write the recent history of this nation, but found it impossible to cover the 1990s without referring to World War II, and impossible to write about that period without going back even further. So he begins his account in the 7th century, covers Croatian history in a brief but thorough manner, and spends the final third of his book describing how Croatia regained its sovereignty in 1992. A glut of books on the Balkan War give short shrift to this intriguing story. Tanner corrects this problem with a fine and unique contribution. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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