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Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914

Edin Hajdarpasic


As the site of the assassination that triggered World War I and the place where the term “ethnic cleansing” was invented during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, Bosnia has become a global symbol of nationalist conflict and ethnic division. But as this book shows, formative contestations over the region began well before 1914, emerging with the rise of new nineteenth-century forces—Serbian and Croatian nationalisms as well as Ottoman, Habsburg, Muslim, and Yugoslav political movements—that claimed this province as their own. This book reveals the political pressures and moral arguments that made ... More

Keywords: ethnic cleansing, Yugoslav wars, Bosnia, Serbian nationalism, Croatian nationalism, Bosnian Muslim identity, Ottoman, Habsburg, nationalist conflict, ethnic division

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453717
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edin Hajdarpasic, author
Assistant Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago