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Nationalism, Myth and Reinterpretation of History: The Neglected Case of Interwar Yugoslavia

Djokic, Dejan. 2012. Nationalism, Myth and Reinterpretation of History: The Neglected Case of Interwar Yugoslavia. European History Quarterly, 42(1), pp. 71-95. ISSN 0265-6914 [Article]

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This article discusses and challenges some popular myths and perceptions about interwar Yugoslavia in post-socialist (and post-Yugoslav) Serbia. These include discourses that blame ‘others’ – ‘treacherous’ Croats and other non-Serbs, the ‘perfidious’ west, especially Britain – and that are also self-critical, of Serbs’ ‘naivety’ as exemplified in their choosing to create Yugoslavia at the end of the FirstWorldWar, and of, later, embracing
communism. The article also offers a reassessment of the interwar period, often neglected by scholars of former Yugoslavia.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0265691411428122

Keywords:

interwar Yugoslavia, myth, nationalism, Serbia

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

History
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

DateEvent
January 2012Published

Item ID:

3454

Date Deposited:

20 Aug 2010 08:07

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 10:11

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3454

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