Bosnia

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Pan Books, 2016 - 384 pages

Bosnia: A Short History was celebrated on its first publication as a brilliant work of history which set the terrible war in the Balkans in its full historical and political context. This revised edition has been updated with a new chapter that covers the events of 1993-1995 and remains the definitive work on the complex history of Bosnia.

'A quite brilliant piece of historical record-straightening. Everyone who wishes to have an opinion about Bosnia must read this book.' Niall Ferguson, Daily Mail

'Clear-sighted, authoritative and eloquent.' Dimitri Obolensky, Times Literary Supplement

'A Triumph of clarity, learning and balance.' Adrian Hastings, New Statesman and Society

'Excellent.' Paddy Ashdown, Sunday Times

'This is a splendid work of synthesis on a very complex subject, written with insight and sympathy: the best, indeed the only, informed book on a history that has become both topical and tragic.' Hugh Trevor-Roper, Sunday Telegraph

'A marvellous book, a work of great scholarship.' Margaret Thatcher

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In this post-Yugoslavia world, I'm finding it difficult to tell what those former constituent parts of Yugoslavia, sporting strange names like “Kosovo”, “Montenegro” and “Herzegovina” all fit within ... Read full review

BOSNIA: A Short History

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A useful and brief, but comprehensive, history of Bosnia from earliest times to the brutal present. Until its virtual dismemberment in the past three years, Bosnia was a unique political and cultural ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Noel Malcolm is a British columnist, writer and editor who was born in 1956. He was educated at Cambridge University and was a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1981 to 1988. Malcolm left teaching to become the Foreign Editor of the Spectator and a political columnist for London's Daily Telegraph. Malcolm has written Bosnia: A Short Story, which puts the Bosnia-Hercegovina conflict into historical context and Kosovo: A Short Story, which outlines its history from medieval Serb state into modern times.

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