Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914 (Paperback)

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As Edin Hajdarpasic shows, formative contestations over Bosnia and the surrounding region began well the assassination that triggered World War I, emerging with the rise of new nineteenth-century forces--Serbian and Croatian nationalisms, and Ottoman, Habsburg, Muslim, and Yugoslav political movements--that claimed this province as their own. Whose Bosnia? reveals the political pressures and moral arguments that made Bosnia a prime target of escalating nationalist activity.

Hajdarpasic provides new insight into central themes of modern politics, illuminating core subjects like "the people," state-building, and national suffering. Whose Bosnia? proposes a new figure in the history of nationalism: the (br)other, a character signifying the potential of being "brother" and "Other," containing the fantasy of complete assimilation and insurmountable difference. By bringing this figure into focus, Whose Bosnia? shows nationalism to be a dynamic and open-ended force, one that eludes a clear sense of historical closure.

About the Author


Edin Hajdarpasic is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781501735813
ISBN-10: 1501735810
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English