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Title:
Croatia : a history
Author:
Goldstein, Ivo.
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Publication Information:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 281 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780773520165

9780773520172
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When in the fourth century the Roman empire split into the Western and Eastern empires, the boundary between the two stretched from the Montenegrin coast up the river Drina to the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and then further north. This boundary has remained virtually unchanged for 1,500 years: the European, Catholic West and the Orthodox East meet on Slav territory.

There were, and still are, ethnic similarities between the peoples on either side of the divide, but their culture and history differ fundamentally. The Croats and Croatia, on the western side of the divide, are traditionally linked with Hungarian, Italian, and German regions and Western Europe, and are also influenced by their long Mediterranean coastline.


Summary

When in the fourth century the Roman empire split into the Western and Eastern empires, the boundary between the two stretched from the Montenegrin coast up the river Drina to the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and then further north. This boundary has remained virtually unchanged for 1,500 years: the European, Catholic West and the Orthodox East meet on Slav territory. There were, and still are, ethnic similarities between the peoples on either side of the divide, but their culture and history differ fundamentally. The Croats and Croatia, on the western side of the divide, are traditionally linked with Hungarian, Italian, and German regions and Western Europe, and are also influenced by their long Mediterranean coastline. Ivo Goldstein's Croatia provides a necessary, accessible history of development of what is now an independent state. Croatia includes major sections on the early medieval Croatian state (until 1101), the periods of union with Hungary (1102-1526) and with Austria (1526-1918), incorporation in Yugoslavia (1918-91) and the creation of a sovereign state. Charting social, economic, and cultural developments, Goldstein shows us that this complex historical pattern explains many of the political developments of today.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Croatian Lands in Antiquityp. 9
3 The First Centuries of Croatian History and the Establishment of the Croatian Statep. 13
4 The 12th-16th Centuries: Hungary and Croatia United Under One Kingp. 21
5 The 16th-18th Centuries: Croatia Between the Venetian Republic and the Ottoman and Austrian Empiresp. 34
6 1790-1918: Development of the Middle Classp. 54
7 1918-1941: Croatia in Yugoslaviap. 108
8 1941-5: the Tragedy of the Second World Warp. 131
9 1944-8: the Socialist Revolution -- from Elevated Ideals to Revenge and Totalitarianismp. 152
10 1948-66: the Beginnings of Democratisation and Yugoslavia's Search for Its Own Coursep. 167
11 1966-80: Decentralisation and Repressionp. 173
12 1980-9: Overall Crisis Growsp. 189
13 Yugoslavia and Croatia on Course to Warp. 198
14 The War in Bosnia-Hercegovina: the Role of the Croats and Croatiap. 239
15 Croatia in the 1990s: Between the Balkans and Europep. 257
Select Bibliographyp. 264
Indexp. 269
Forewordp. v
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Croatian Lands in Antiquityp. 9
3 The First Centuries of Croatian History and the Establishment of the Croatian Statep. 13
4 The 12th-16th Centuries: Hungary and Croatia United Under One Kingp. 21
5 The 16th-18th Centuries: Croatia Between the Venetian Republic and the Ottoman and Austrian Empiresp. 34
6 1790-1918: Development of the Middle Classp. 54
7 1918-1941: Croatia in Yugoslaviap. 108
8 1941-5: the Tragedy of the Second World Warp. 131
9 1944-8: the Socialist Revolution -- from Elevated Ideals to Revenge and Totalitarianismp. 152
10 1948-66: the Beginnings of Democratisation and Yugoslavia's Search for Its Own Coursep. 167
11 1966-80: Decentralisation and Repressionp. 173
12 1980-9: Overall Crisis Growsp. 189
13 Yugoslavia and Croatia on Course to Warp. 198
14 The War in Bosnia-Hercegovina: the Role of the Croats and Croatiap. 239
15 Croatia in the 1990s: Between the Balkans and Europep. 257
Select Bibliographyp. 264
Indexp. 269

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