Nationalism and the Politicization of History in the Former Yugoslavia

Book edited by Jasna Jozelic and Gorana Ognjenovic. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

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This book analyzes how nationalists in the former Yugoslavia have politicized history to further their political agendas, retaining and prolonging conflict among different cultural and religious groups, and impeding the process of lasting reconciliation. It explores how narratives have been (mis)used, drawing on examples from all of the former Yugoslav republics. With contributors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, it provides a vital assessment of how nationalists have attempted to (re)shape public collective memory and relativize facts.

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