Yugoslavian Inferno: Ethnoreligious Warfare in the Balkans
by Paul Mojzes
This authoritatively comprehensive account provides a rich analysis of the complex issues that brought about the demise of Yugoslavia & the ensuing fraticidal warfare. Based on the author's extensive travels in the region, news accounts & his interviews with politicians, scholars & religious leaders, the book pays particular attention to the role of religion in...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published January 28th 1995 by Continuum Publishing Company (NYC)
(first published 1994)
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Apr 24, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: friends of the South Slavs
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Mojzes, himself brought up in several areas of Yugoslavia, presents here a study of the roots of the conflicts tearing the country apart in 1994, the time of publication. A religious studies professor, he gives more attention than most to that dimension of the war, but it does not dominate his exposition. Perhaps this is because, as he notes, religion, while commonly invoked, is not much understood by the combatants.