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Balkan Idols: Religion and Nationalism in Yugoslav States

Vjekoslav Perica


Written on the basis of a wide range of South Slav sources and previously unpublished, often confidential documents from communist state archives, as well as on the author's own on‐the‐ground experience as a journalist, this book explores the political role and influence of religious organizations, namely, the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church in Croatia and Bosnia‐Herzegovina, and the Yugoslav Muslim Organization (Islamic community) over the course of the last century. The author emphatically rejects the notion that a “clash of civilizations” has played a central role in fomenting ... More

Keywords: Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Catholic Church, conflict, Croatia, history, Islam, Muslims, Orthodox Church, political history, religious organizations, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195148565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195148568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vjekoslav Perica, author
Brigham Young University