pdf Yugoslavia as History: Twice there was a CountryAuthor John R Lampe – Hometrainer-tests.de

having lived in Yugoslavia, and having sworn to defend it with my life on 7 27 82, and believing in the idea of Yugoslavia I got hooked on the word dispassionate in the review, and thought I needed to read a book that is a true scholarly work, motivated by the search for the truthand I was not disappointed, John Lampe s book was exactly that, a true scholarly work, where each judgment was supported by data and scholarly references It took me long to read this book, it was about my beliefs yes Yugoslavia was a great idea in both of its incarnations, the first time abused by king Aleksandar and Serbian politicians whose incompetence actually wasted all the sacrifice the Serbian people had to make during WWI Then I lived through Tito s rule, a masterful politician, charismatic leader, Tito, but a pretty incompetent economist, he had many good ideas, but his mishandling of WWII history gave credence to outsiders, that would have stayed on the margins of history otherwise e.g G Susak, M Djujic Finally, Tito s idea for succession created chaos that brought some characters from the depths of hell to the surfaceor, perhaps the idea is weak, because we are weak people, easily lead by emotions, that always elect leaders to lead as to abyss As I was reading the book, I wondered why would someone know so much about a small country like our, one can fell the countless hours the author put in to build his knowledge, and my answer is, Mr Lampe is a true scholar, and this my second scholarly work I read after reading Mark Mazawar s Balkan, A Short History but this book was what I needed, something to analyze the idea of Yugoslavia, so easily dismissed by many today. Yugoslavia as History is the first book to trace the bloody demise of the former Yugoslavia through its history and its earliest roots A Yugoslav idea had already emerged before the First World War, and it led to two states called Yugoslavia, betweenand , and fromuntilThis book examines the origins of that idea among the related but separate peoples who have populated the region over the last , years, drawing out the connections this story has with the violent end of Tito s Yugoslavia inThe author follows these peoples, their institutions and ideas from their earliest interaction, into the two World Wars and the states which resulted from them, detailing the tortuous search for political and economic viability which characterised Yugoslavian statehood Accessible and authoritative, this book provides a unique insight into the origins of the tragedy that has overtaken the region gives a very concise and easy to understand explanation of the situation in yugoslavia, before, during and after the wars a very worthwhile purchase Arrived very promptly Needed for uni studies very useful for history degree