By Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš
Nations hardly disappear off the map. within the twentieth century, just a couple of nations shared this destiny with Yugoslavia. The dissolution of Yugoslavia ended in the biggest battle in Europe in view that 1945, significant human rights violations and over 100,000 sufferers. Debating the tip of Yugoslavia is much less an try to re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to supply a special narrative, than to take inventory and examine the scholarship up to now. New assets and knowledge provide clean avenues of analysis heading off the eagerness of the instant that frequently characterised examine released in the course of the wars and supply modern views at the dissolution. The booklet outlines the kingdom of the controversy instead of targeting controversies on my own and maps how diversified scholarly groups have mirrored at the dissolution of the rustic, what arguments stay open in scholarly discourse and highlights new, leading edge paths to check the interval.
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2 If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what does that incident tell us about the state of scholarly debates on the dissolution of Yugoslavia? Sometimes, however, factual inaccuracies and source selection bias in the field of study of Yugoslavia’s dissolution are not the results of difficulties in dealing with the mountains of evidence at the researchers’ disposal or of understandable reliance on secondary sources which may be far from flawless. Sometimes these failures to fulfil the ‘necessary condition of a historian’s work’ are the result of a clear ideological agenda which inevitably leads to either inadvertent or – more often – deliberate infractions against the basic tenets of solid scholarship.
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Indeed, the ICTY has made research on the death of Yugoslavia rather unique in the field of contemporary history, because it has generated an enormous amount of diverse primary sources. Interestingly, this monumental undertaking in legal and criminal, but also historical research has made the work of scholars at the same time easier and more complicated. Most obviously, scholarly research has become easier because of all the evidence the Tribunal is bringing to light – from witness testimonies to extraordinarily valuable government documents and even recordings of discussions within the innermost circles of decision making in former Yugoslavia (Glaurdić 2009).