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Bosnia: A Short History Paperback – 9 Aug 2002
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'A quite brilliant piece of historical record-straightening...Everyone who wishes to have an opinion about Bosnia must read this book.' Niall Ferguson, Daily Mail 'Clear-sighted, authoritative and eloquent.' Dimitri Obolensky, Times Literary Supplement 'A Triumph of clarity, learning and balance.' Adrian Hastings, New Statesman and Society 'Excellent.' Paddy Ashdown, Sunday Times 'This is a splendid work of synthesis on a very complex subject, written with insight and sympathy: the best, indeed the only, informed book on a history that has become both topical and tragic.' Hugh Trevor-Roper, Sunday Telegraph 'A marvellous book, a work of great scholarship.' Margaret Thatcher
The definitive work on the complex history of Bosnia from a well-known journalist and historian.See all Product description
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Read the book but don't hate the Serbs!
However, the book is also interesting in the way it touches on and illuminates other issues: the long struggle between the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, the schism between the Catholic and Orthodox branches of Christianity and the myth of the ethnic purity of nations.
Such was the case.
The writing and research by Noel Malcolm was exemplary. The background provided was, I felt, very extensive.
I gave it 4/5 rather than 5/5 merely because of a sense that (and this was nothing to do with my previous Serbian perspective) that the Muslims could do no wrong throughout. Malcolm seemed to me to be a bit of an Islamophile. Not that it detracts from the story, just something I sensed and made me wonder whether I need to read another comparable work to gain a rounder perspective.
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