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The Contested Country

The Contested Country

Yugoslav Unity and Communist Revolution, 1919-1953

Aleksa Djilas

ISBN 9780674166998

Publication date: 09/01/1996

Published amid the unraveling of the second Yugoslavia, The Contested Country lays bare the roots of the idea of Yugoslav unity--its conflict with the Croatian and Serbian national ideologies and its peculiar alliance with liberal and progressive, especially Communist, ideologies.

Praise

  • To write about the national question [of] Yugoslavia is to enter a mine field of national prejudices ready to explode. Djilas enters this mine field with courage but not recklessness. His evenhandedness is impressive...He provides remarkably dispassionate descriptions of a wide range of movements, ideologies, personalities, and evils...His book should be essential reading for anyone interested in Yugoslavia's troubled past and doubtful future.

    —Dennison Rusinow, New York Times Book Review

Author

  • Aleksa Djilas was Research Associate, Russian Research Center, Harvard University, from 1987 to 1994.

Book Details

  • 272 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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