'This book is clearly the work of a senior scholar well-versed in the controversies over Yugoslavia in the twentieth century. Throughout the book, Pavlowitch demonstrates sovereign control over the complexities of wartime Yugoslavia. He generally shows empathy for the various personalities involved in wartime Yugoslavia and in this avoids the rather judgmental stances that creep into most books on the subject.' --Journal of Contemporary History
'Pavlowitch says in the Foreword that this book is the product of 40 years of contemplating the Second World War in Yugoslavia. He is to be commended for rising above ideological and nationalistic narratives. By itself, this represents a significant step forward. Combined with Pavlowitch's adroit stitching together of complex and conflicting national histories, the end result is a book that will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Yugoslav history.' --European Historical Quarterly
'One of the most distinguished historians of the former Yugoslavia who has always combined impeccable scholarship with the benefit of distance having lived much of his adult life in Britain. His books are always beautifully written and crisp.' --Tim Judah, Balkan Insight
About the Author
Stevan Pavlowitch, the doyen of Balkan historians, is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Southampton and the author of three books published by Hurst, including Serbia: The History Behind the Name and Tito: Yugoslavia's Great Dictator.