Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe

Geography and Nationalist Visions of Interwar Yugoslavia

Authors: Duancic, Vedran

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  • Examines the notion of national territories in Yugoslavia 
  • Explores the intertwined histories of geography as an emerging discipline in the South Slavic lands
  • Approaches geographical discourse in Yugoslavia as part of a wider European scientific network
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This book is the first historical work to examine the notion of national territories in Yugoslavia – a concept fundamental for the understanding of Yugoslav history.  Exploring the intertwined histories of geography as an emerging discipline in the South Slavic lands and geographical works describing interwar Yugoslavia, the book focuses on the engagement of geographers in the on-going political conflict over the national question. Duančić shows that geographers were uniquely equipped to address the creation of the new country and the numerous problems it faced, as they provided accounts of Yugoslavia’s past, present, and even future, all of which were understood as inherently embedded in geography. By analyzing a large body of geographical narratives on the Yugoslav state, the book follows both the attempts to “naturalize” and present Yugoslavia as a sustainable political and cultural unit, as well as the attempts to challenge its existence by pointing to unresolvable, geographically conditioned tensions within it. The book approaches geographical discourse in Yugoslavia as part of a wider European scientific network, pointing to similarities and specifically Yugoslav characteristics. 

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Vedran Duančić is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography and Nationalist Visions of Interwar Yugoslavia
Authors
Series Title
Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50259-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50259-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50258-4
Series ISSN
2523-7985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 286
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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