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During and after the war in Kosovo in 1999, Serbian medieval monuments were recognised as symbols and bearers of Serbian identity. This led to the fact that among the Albanian population in Kosovo, they were seen as an undesirable legacy – a reflection of centuries of the existence of Serbs in...
Memorializing the victims of the Second World War was an important part of the cultural and political propaganda in the socialist Yugoslavia. The heroes and the victims of war were remembered through numerous memorials, finding their place in the collective memory of the Yugoslav people. During...
The present contribution aims to propose a definition of what is often referred to as a ‘martyred city’, a notion widely used in the media and the public sphere, but still largely understudied in academia. By looking at two cities in the former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo and Vukovar – this article...
Memory tourism converting war heritage into tourist capital appears to emerge quickly after violent conflicts. This war tourism has an ambiguous role. On the one hand, it can contribute to a reconciliation process by appeasing the memories related to the conflictual past. Yet, on the other hand,...
Sarajevo bears a rich and diverse cultural past, which includes the three distinct periods of the Ottoman occupation (1463–1878), the Austro–Hungarian rule (1878–1914) and the Yugoslav Federation (1945–1989). But the darkest chapter in its long history was about to be written just after Bosnia...
Since 2005, tourism in Croatia is growing exponentially, making the country a major tourist destination in Europe. Yet the 1991–1995 war that bloodied the Croatian territory has endangered the tourism sector. On the one hand, the fighting caused the demolition of many infrastructures and the...
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