About the book
The selected essays present a palimpsest of sorts aiming to elucidate the multifaceted responses to major historical events facing the ethnically diverse population of the Balkan Peninsula. The essays dealing with the Eastern Question were written at the time when the recent civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina was replicating the Eastern Question in its current phase.
“Professor Djurić moves with ease from one historical era to another, from the fateful events of the 19th and 20th centuries to contemporary writers, from evils of occupation to the struggle for freedom. In a word, a remarkably pertinent study for those interested in understanding the Balkan powder keg, even today.”
- Vasa Mihailovich, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
"The treatment of the Eastern Question is particularly valuable in a volume which provides scholars, students, and others interested in this fascinating and turbulent area of the world, with a wealth of information to digest and consider."
- Donald L. Dyer, Professor of Russian and Linguistics, University of Mississippi. Editor of Balkanistica.