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Kosovo A Short History

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ISBN-10: 0060977752

ISBN-13: 9780060977757

Edition: 1999

Authors: Noel. Malcolm, University Pres New York

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with a new introduction by the author"What could have been mere academic hairsplitting in the hands of another author is transformed by Malcolm into a thrilling detective story." --New York Times Book Review"Excellent." --The New York Review of Books"In this awe-inspiring work, Malcolm has created an essential aid to anyone who wishes to understand this tragic region today. . . . His book is exceptional not only for his unimpeachable research, but also for his equitable examination of the conflicting ethnic views of what really happened in this contentious region, and his determination to debunk dangerous myths." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A book every policy expert, journalist…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 1.23" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Noel Malcolm is a British columnist, writer and editor who was born in 1956. He was educated at Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1981 to 1988. Malcolm left teaching to become the Foreign Editor of the Spectator and a political columnist for London's Daily Telegraph. Malcolm has written Bosnia: A Short Story, which puts the Bosnia-Hercegovina conflict into historical context and Kosovo: A Short Story, which outlines its history from medieval Serb state into modern times.

A note on names and pronunciations
Orientation: places, names and peoples
Origins: Serbs, Albanians and Vlachs
Medieval Kosovo before Prince Lazar: 850s-1380s
The battle and the Myth
The last years of Medieval Serbian Kosovo: 1389-1455
Early Ottoman Kosovo: 1450s-1580s
War, rebellion and religious life: 1580s-1680s
The Austrian invasion and the 'Great Migration' of the Serbs: 1689-1690
Recovery and decline: 1690-1817
Reform and resistance: 1817-1878
Kosovo's other minorities: Vlachs, Gypsies, Turks, Jews and Circassians
From the League of Prizren to the Young Turk revolution: 1878-1908
The great rebellions, the Serbian conquest and the First World War: 1908-1918
Kacaks and colonists: 1918-1941
Occupied Kosovo in the Second World War: 1941-1945
Kosovo under Tito: 1945-1980
Kosovo after the death of Tito: 1981-1997
List of Manuscripts