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Croatia

National history and European vocation (in Italian)

Croazia. Storia nazionale e vocazione europea

by: Ludwig Steindorff
translated by: Piero Budinich and Sarina Reina
original title: "Croazia. Storia nazionale e vocazione europea"
published by: Beit
pp: 320
ISBN: 978-88-95324-03-6
price: € 20.00

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The Croatian people, facing the Adriatic but rooted in a continental tradition that is historically closer to the Hungarian hinterland than the Slovene northeast and the German language, found itself for centuries defending its Catholic identity at the crossroads of a conflict of different nationalities and beliefs, from Greater Serbian Orthodoxy to the nearby Ottoman Empire.
 
Today Croatia, which first proclaimed itself faithful to the Habsburg Empire (1527) and then claimed the Croatian nation’s autonomy in the conflict of nationalities that led to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is still searching for its new identity, which it sees as close to Europe but is proudly conscious of its secular national history. An historical excursion to get to know a country close to Italy and an aspiring member of the European Union.    

 

Table of contents

Introduction
 
Antiquity and Ethnogenesis
 
The Early Middle Ages (9th – 11th centuries)
 
The Autumn of the Middle Ages (from the 12th century to 1526)
 
The Culture of the Glagolithic Script
 
The Early Modern Era (16th – 18th centuries)
 
The Long 19th Century                                   
 
World War I and the Post-War Years
 
World War II in Croatia (1941-1945)
 
Croatia in Socialist Yugoslavia (1945-1990)
 
Croatia as an Independent State
 
Epilogue by Egidio Ivetic´
 
Chronology
 
Biographies
 
Bibliographies
 
Abbreviations
 
Index of Names
 
Index of Places


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