Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia (Hardcover)

The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941-1943 (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs)

By Marko Attila Hoare

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780197263808, 386pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2007

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Description

This volume is a study of revolution, genocide and national identity in Bosnia-Hercegovina during World War II. It explains the civil war between two rival guerrilla movements - the Partisans and the Chetniks - both in terms of long-term socio-economic and cultural fissures in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and in terms of short-term differences in policy and ideology. A chronological narrative history of the Bosnian Partisan movement allows the reader to understand how it evolved, as it first provoked the emergence of its Chetnik rival, and was then forced to adapt under pressure from the latter. This volume will be essential reading for scholars and students of the former Yugoslavia, and for all those interested in Communism, nationalism, revolution, or genocide.