Sarajevo’s Holiday Inn on the Frontline of Politics and War

Authors: Morrison, Kenneth

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  • Offers the first book-length study to examine the role and function of the Holiday Inn hotel during the siege of Sarajevo
  • Draws on a wealth of archival sources in both Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English
  • Provides a new perspective on life during the siege and offers a broader insight into the role and function of hotels in times of conflict
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Sarajevo’s Holiday Inn on the Frontline of Politics and War charts the rich history of the city’s famous Holiday Inn hotel. Describing in detail the tumultuous events that took place within its walls and in its immediate environs, this book explores the opening of the building in advance of the 1984 Winter Olympics through the early 1990s when the hotel was utilized by political elites through to the siege of Sarajevo, when the hotel became the main base for foreign correspondents. Kenneth Morrison draws upon a plethora of primary and secondary sources, and includes extensive interviews with many participants in the drama that was played out within the confines of the hotel, contextualizing the case of the Holiday Inn by analyzing how hotels are utilized in times of conflict.  

About the authors

Kenneth Morrison is Reader in Modern Southeast European History at De Montfort University, UK. He has written extensively on the modern history of the Balkans and is the author of Montenegro: A Modern History (2009) and The Sandžak: A History (2013), with Elizabeth Roberts.  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Morrison, Kenneth

  • Hotels as Strategic Assets, Prestige Targets, and Sanctuaries

    Pages 7-32

    Morrison, Kenneth

  • Press Hotels in Conflict Zones

    Pages 33-45

    Morrison, Kenneth

  • The Construction of Sarajevo’s ‘Olympic Hotel’

    Pages 47-69

    Morrison, Kenneth

  • Politics Comes to the Holiday Inn

    Pages 71-82

    Morrison, Kenneth

Buy this book

eBook £17.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57718-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £22.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-84653-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sarajevo’s Holiday Inn on the Frontline of Politics and War
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57718-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57718-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84653-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 248
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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