Robert J. Donia, University of Michigan, author of “Sarajevo: A Biography”

"Beyond Mosque, Church, and State is essential reading for anyone seeking to move beyond beguiling clichés and simplistic generalizations about the Balkans to search for deeper, empirically grounded understandings of the region. In a spirited introduction and eleven well-researched individual case studies, the book s distinguished contributors issue a fullthroated retort to those prone to reduce Balkan history to violent contention among nations and religious communities. Each author demonstrates the paucity of those time-worn paradigms and then proposes alternative conceptual frameworks conducive to more accurate, nuanced explanations of the region s past and present. Together the contributors have made a compelling case while producing a richly informative collection of essays."
Reviewed book: 
Editor: 
Theodora Dragostinova
Yana Hashamova
ISBN: 
978-963-386-133-2
cloth
$85.00 / €75.00 / £67.00