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Elusive Compromise: A History of Interwar Yugoslavia

Djokic, Dejan. 2007. Elusive Compromise: A History of Interwar Yugoslavia. New York and London: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-70019-1 [Book]

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Based on Dejan Djokic's original research in Croatian, Serbian, British, and American archives, Elusive Compromise is a unique history of the original, interwar Yugoslavia of 1918-1941. Unlike other scholars, Djokic argues that this period can be best understood by analyzing political attempts to reach a Serb-Croat compromise. Historians have long recognized the Croats' rejection of state centralism, but Djokic shows that, by the mid-1930s, many Serbs had accepted federalism as well. During this period, it is commonly believed that Serbs and non-Serbs were engaged in constant conflict; however, Djokic argues that the radicalization leading to the war years of 1941-45 and the subsequent communist takeover was instead a response to the political mismanagement of the country. Elusive Compromise places Yugoslavia in the context of a Europe-wide struggle between democracy and dictatorship and provides a thorough understanding of the dissolution of Yugoslavia and other multinational states.

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History

Date:

2007

Item ID:

3458

Date Deposited:

19 Aug 2010 14:57

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 10:11

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3458

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