The author of this work traces Serbian expansionism and genocide back to a series of national myths, born out of Serbia’s defeat and subsequent subjugation by the Turks in the 14th century, and perpetuated by political and religious leaders in later years.
Branimir Anzulovic graduated from the University of Zagreb School of.Philosophy in 1952. As a young intellectual he left Croatia. From there he moved to the United States to continue his academic career. He obtained his doctoral degree in comparative literature at the University of Indiana in 1972. During his teaching career he wrote and taught about literature, cultural history and literary theory at the University of Indiana and the University of Arizona. An experienced translator and interpreter, he worked in that capacity for various institutions in Washington, D.C., including the Voice of America, the U.S. Department of state and the International Monetary Fund. Among his early achievements, he published film and theatre reviews in Zagreb during 1950s, and throughout his life he authored numerous articles and book reviews for literary journals. He also worked as an assistant editor of Croatia: Land, People, Culture from 1964 to 1970. In 1999 he published an important book entitled Heavenly Serbia From Myth to Genocide.