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Ideologies and National Identities

The Case of Twentieth-Century Southeastern Europe

edited by: John Lampe and Mark Mazower
published by
: Central European University Press
pp: 438
ISBN:  978-963-9241-72-5
price: € 42.95

Book's frontpage

Twentieth-century Southeastern Europe endured three, separate decades of international and civil war, and was marred in forced migration and wrenching systematic changes. This book is the result of a year-long project by the Open Society Institute to examine and reappraise this tumultuous century.

A cohort of young scholars with backgrounds in history, anthropology, political science, and comparative literature were brought together for this undertaking. The studies invite attention to fascism, socialism, and liberalism as well as nationalism and Communism. While most chapters deal with war and confrontation, they focus rather on the remembrance of such conflicts in shaping today's ideology and national identity.


Table of contents

Introduction, John R. Lampe, Reconnecting the 20th Century Histories of Southeastern Europe

Constantin Iordachi, Charisma, Religion and Ideology: Romania's Interwar Legion of the Archangel Michael

Mark Biondich, 'We were defending the State': Nationalism, Myth, and Memory in 20th century Croatia

Sandra Prlenda, Young, Religious and Radical: The Croat Catholic Youth Organizations 1922 - 1945

James Frusetta, Common Heroes, Divided Claims. IMRO between Macedonia and Bulgaria

Andrew B. Wachtel, How to Use a Classic: Petar Petrovic Njegoš in the 20th Century

Ildiko Erdei, 'The happy child' as the icon of socialist transformation:Yugoslavia's Pioneer Organization

Maja Brkljacic, Popular Culture and Communist Ideology: Folk Epics in Tito's Yugoslavia

Rossitza Guentcheva, Sounds and Noise in Socialist Bulgaria

Robert C. Austin, Greater Albania: The Albanian State and the Question of Kosovo, 1912 - 2001

Marko Bulatovic, Struggling with Yugoslavism: Dilemmas of Interwar Serb Political Thought

Dejan Jovic, Communist Yugoslavia and Its 'Others'


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