Recommended Readings

This is a list of recommended readings. Postings will happen at different periods of time.

The following are a list of books that I would like you all to check out on the culture/history of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia:


Lovrenovic, Ivan. Bosnia: A Cultural History. New York University Press, September, 2001


By Zlata Filipovic. New York: Viking, 1994

By Louis Adamic (1899-1951). New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1943.

WHY BOSNIA? Writings on the Balkan War
Edited by Rabia Ali & Lawrence Lifschultz. Stony Creek, Conn.: Pamphleteer Press, 1993


With special reports by correspondents of The New York Times. Maps by the Bertelsmann Cartographic Institute. New York: Macmillan, 1996.

By Alex N. Dragnich. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
Bosnian refugees in America : new communities, new cultures / Reed Coughlan and Judith Owens-Manley. New York : Springer, c2006.    Balkan popular culture and the Ottoman ecumene : music, image, and regional political discourse / edited by Donna A. Buchanan. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.

Here is a list of more titles for reading:

“Coffee Fortune Telling” - this is a very important document that you will be responsible for reading. You will also be interested to know that this practice is done in our region(s) of study. – “Superstitions”


“Landmarks in Life” - – “Landmarks = Stages” – “Names and Their Meanings”


If you would like to read more on Turkish Culture, please visit: It is a very interesting website


As always, when reading, you should ask yourself questions. Here are two to start from:

  1. Why are we looking at/reading about Turkish Culture?
    2. What insights do these readings give us about __________ (fill-in-the-blank with the correct country/ies)

Kevin Passmore. Women gender and Fascism in Europe 1919-1945 {Please look for it in your local library or read passages relating to CROATIA on googlebooks)


Jasmina Kovacevic Cavlovic. The Oldest Croatian Diaspora: Moravian Croats.  Some links on website do not work.

Same author as above. The Croatian Minority in Slovakia

Same author as above. Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Same author as above. Croatia: Historical and Cultural Overview.   , access and read whatever you want from this website.


Sara Terry. - You are more than welcome to look through this selection of books. The ones that I am deeply interested in are: “The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia,” by Tim Judah, “Blood and Vengeance: One Family’s Story of the War in Bosnia,” by Chuck Sudetic. Penguin Books, 1998, “Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War,” by Peter Maass. Vintage Books, 1996. It is not necessary to buy them from Amazon as the website suggests, however, you should consider reading or perusing through them at your local / (school) library.


Sara Terry. -  

This article is one that you must read!


Sara Terry. - This is one to definitely read.


Sara Terry. - Read it.


Some entertainment on YouTube

Serbian Music you must listen to!

Only search in YouTube, please:

Type Ceca and listen to at least 2 of her songs

Type Dragana Mirkovic and listen to at least 2 of her songs

Type Lepa Brena and listen to at least 2 of her songs

Type Ana Bekuta and listen to at least 2 of her songs

Type Viki and listen to at least 2 of her songs


ALSO…find and listen

Type Nino and see if you can find 2 of his songs

Type Seki Turkovic and see if you can find 2 of his songs

Type Kemal Malovcic and see if you find 2 of his songs

Type Nedeljko Bajic – Baja and see if you find 2 of his songs

Type Mitar Miric and see if you can find 2 of his songs

I was also going to post some more readings, however, I think this should suffice for now. The list is getting a bit too long, however, you should focus much of your attention on the books rather than the URLs as you can find the URLs easier and the books take longer to read and in some cases even find. When you are done with the books that I asked you to look through, please look through this newest section that I have now added. Please note that you can read these items anytime you wish and you may, start in any order. Also, I will change sections of the syllabus to fit our class.