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Balkan Anschluss

The Annexation of Montenegro and the Creation of the Common South Slavic State

Srdja Pavlovic

228 pages
Purdue University Press
Balkan Anschluss tackles the thorny issue of the disappearance of Montenegro as a sovereign state in the course of and as a result of the First World War, a problem with clear contemporary relevance. In particular, Pavlovic investigates the ambiguous and often troubled relationship between two Serb states, Montenegro and Serbia. The ultimate conclusion this book makes is that Montenegro was not so much liberated as it was annexed by Serbia at the end of World War I and that the people of Montenegro were denied an opportunity to exercise self-determination according to internationally recognized norms.
Author Bio
Srdja Pavlovic is an Adjunct Professor specializing in the political and cultural history of the South Slavs during the 19th and 20th centuries at the University of Alberta. He is the co founder and co-editor of Spaces of Identity, a multidisciplinary international web-journal dedicated to issues of tradition, cultural boundaries and identity formation in Central and Eastern Europe.