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Twayne's Oral History #0017: A Strangers Supper

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The spoken word is an invaluable asset which strengthens human experience of the past and adds vigor to the documentation of historical accounts. This series presents major events in American history through the rich personal testimonies of those who were there.<P>Each volume includes: <P>-- A preface illuminating historical background and research details<P>-- A collection of oral testimonies selected from a range of rare and hard-to-find sources<P>-- A concluding analytical chapter<P>-- Notes, bibliography and an index<P>-- Illustrations

Synopsis:

"Men are fighters. Who would protect us? Everything else has to be taken care of for them. That is what women are for". So says Milena, one of ten women one hundred years old or more who in this oral history offer a rare look inside the traditional tribal culture of Montenegro. Interviewed by Zorka Milich, herself a descendant of Montenegrins and a fluent speaker of their Serbian language, these articulate centenarians explain what life was like for the women behind Montenegro's warriors. Milich's ease with the women of the country of her parents' birth makes possible intimate and lively conversation where shyness and reserve with outsiders are the norm. They talk about their relationship with their husbands, their experience of childbirth (which women often underwent outdoors or in a barn, sometimes alone), the pain of losing a son to war and not being able to grieve openly (pride that he gave his life for Montenegro was the "correct" response). And they give eyewitness accounts of historic events - the Balkan Wars, World War I, and World War II - as they played themselves out in this remote and barren country the Montenegrins call Crna Gora, or Black Mountain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805791310
Author:
Milich, Zorka
Publisher:
Twayne Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Yugoslavia
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Oral biography
Subject:
Montenegro History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Series:
Twayne's Oral History Series
Series Volume:
0017
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.57x6.37x.85 in. 1.11 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Greece

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"Synopsis" by , "Men are fighters. Who would protect us? Everything else has to be taken care of for them. That is what women are for". So says Milena, one of ten women one hundred years old or more who in this oral history offer a rare look inside the traditional tribal culture of Montenegro. Interviewed by Zorka Milich, herself a descendant of Montenegrins and a fluent speaker of their Serbian language, these articulate centenarians explain what life was like for the women behind Montenegro's warriors. Milich's ease with the women of the country of her parents' birth makes possible intimate and lively conversation where shyness and reserve with outsiders are the norm. They talk about their relationship with their husbands, their experience of childbirth (which women often underwent outdoors or in a barn, sometimes alone), the pain of losing a son to war and not being able to grieve openly (pride that he gave his life for Montenegro was the "correct" response). And they give eyewitness accounts of historic events - the Balkan Wars, World War I, and World War II - as they played themselves out in this remote and barren country the Montenegrins call Crna Gora, or Black Mountain.
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