Vjekoslav Perica's Balkan Idols: Religion and Nationalism in Yugoslav States PDF

By Vjekoslav Perica

Reporting from the heartland of Yugoslavia within the Nineteen Seventies, Washington publish correspondent Dusko Doder defined "a panorama of Gothic spires, Islamic mosques, and Byzantine domes." 1 / 4 century later, this panorama lay in ruins. as well as claiming tens of millions of lives, the previous Yugoslavia's 4 wars ravaged over one thousand non secular structures, many purposefully destroyed by way of Serbs, Albanians, and Croats alike, supplying an apt architectural metaphor for the region's contemporary history.

Rarely has the human impulse towards monocausality--the want for a unmarried explanation--been in better proof than in Western makes an attempt to make feel of the country's bloody dissolution. From Robert Kaplan's debatable Balkan Ghosts, which pointed out entrenched ethnic hatreds because the motive force at the back of Yugoslavia's loss of life to NATO's dogged pursuit and arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, the hunt for simple solutions has usually served to vague the Balkans' advanced background. probably so much strangely, no ebook has concentrated explicitly at the function faith has performed within the conflicts that proceed to torment southeastern Europe.

Based on quite a lot of South Slav resources and formerly unpublished, frequently personal files from communist country files, in addition to at the author's personal on-the-ground event, Balkan Idols explores the political position and impact of Serbian Orthodox, Croatian Catholic, and Yugoslav Muslim non secular businesses over the process the final century. Vjekoslav Perica emphatically rejects the concept "clash of civilizations" has performed a significant position in fomenting aggression. He unearths no compelling proof of an upsurge in non secular fervor one of the common inhabitants. really, he concludes, the first non secular gamers within the conflicts were activist clergy. This activism, Perica argues, allowed the clergy to imagine political strength with out the accountablity confronted by way of democratically-elected officials.

What emerges from Perica's account is a deeply nuanced figuring out of the heritage and stricken way forward for one in all Europes so much unstable regions.

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