Bosnia and Hercegovina

A Tradition Betrayed

September 1994 9781850652120 318pp
September 1994 9781850652113 318pp
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This concise history of Bosnia-Hercegovina is designed for the non-specialist reader who seeks to understand the historical background of the Bosnian conflict that erupted in 1992 in the wake of Serbian and Croatian agression. It covers the principal developments in Bosnian History, from the early medieval period until the end of 1993, focusing on the creation of religious communities and their evolution into ethnic groups and distinct nationalities.


Robert Donia is a Research Associate at the University of Michigan's Center for Russian and East European Studies, a Visiting Scholar in history at the University of California at San Diego, and holds a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor of History at the University of Sarajevo. He is the author of Islam under the Double Eagle: The Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1878-1914, and co-author with John V.A. Fine of Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Tradition Betrayed. He has served as an expert witness in seven war crimes trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

John Fine received his MA and Ph. D from Harvard University and has both studied and taught at the university of Sarajevo. He is Professor of Balkan and Byzantine History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of a two volume history of the medieval Balkans and a monographic study of the Bosnian Church.

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