Synopses & Reviews
In Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed, Donia and Fine shatter the myth that the former Yugoslavia has been plunged into civil strife by the end of the Cold War. To prove this point they examine Bosnia's rich historical traditions in light of the conflict that erupted there in 1992.
"Donia and Fine are two of the few established American historians of Bosnia. Readers will appreciate their skillful collaboration, for their book at once interprets the region's complex religious history, defends its distinctiveness against claims of Serbia and Croatia, and demonstrates its people's use of religion as a 'code' of identity rather than as a source of conflict.... Its purpose and clarity assure it a secure place in the literature of southeastern Europe." Library Journal
About the Author
Robert J. Donia received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Balkan history from the University of Michigan and was a Fulbright research scholar in Sarajevo in 1974-1975. He is the author of Islam Under the Double Eagle: The Muslims of Bosnia and Hercegovina, 1878-1914, and has taught at several universities in America.