A Cultural History (Cityscapes)
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Perched above the confluence of two great rivers, the Sava and Danube, Belgrade has been home to many civilizations: Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgars, Magyars, Ottomans and Serbs. A Turkish fortress, the focus for a Serbian principality, an intellectual and artistic center, the city grew until it became capital of Yugoslavia. Now it is one of the largest cities in south-eastern Europe and capital of the Republic of Serbia. Despite many challenges, Belgrade has resisted assimilation and created a unique cultural identity out of its many contrasting sides, sometimes with surprising consequences.
Oxford University Press, USA, 9780195376081, 280pp.
Publication Date: November 26, 2008
About the Author
David A. Norris is Associate Professor of Serbian and Croatian Studies, University of Nottingham.