Watch on the Drina: Genocide, war and nationalist ideology

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The Drina is a long winding river in the western Balkans, with many prosperous old towns on its banks. It had a central place in the mythologies of both Croatian and Serbian nationalists in the twentieth century. The idea that the river and its environs were unambiguously part of one national territory has led to the violent exclusion of other nationalities. This article looks at the Drina valley with a particular focus on the 1940s and 1990s. History
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-605
Number of pages14
Issue number332
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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