Republika Bosna i Hercegovina
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Settled by Slavs in the 7th century, Bosnia was conquered by the Turks in 1463 when much of the population was gradually converted to Islam. At the Congress of Berlin (1878) the territory was assigned to Austro-Hungarian administration under nominal Turkish suzerainty. Austria-Hungary’s outright annexation in 1908 generated international tensions which contributed to the outbreak of the First World War. After 1918 Bosnia Hercegovina became part of a new kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes under the Serbian monarchy. Its name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929. (See YUGOSLAVIA for developments up to and beyond the Second World War.)


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Further Reading

  1. Bert, W., The Reluctant Superpower: United States Policy in Bosnia, 1991–1995 New York, 1997CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Burg, Steven L. and Shoup, Paul S., The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina. New York, 1999Google Scholar
  3. Cigar, N., Genocide in Bosnia: the Policy of Ethnic Cleansing Texas Univ. Press, 1995Google Scholar
  4. Fine, J. V. A. and Donia, R. J., Bosnia-Hercegovina: a Tradition Betrayed. Farnborough, 1994Google Scholar
  5. Friedman, F., The Bosnian Muslims: Denial of a Nation Boulder (CO), 1996Google Scholar
  6. Garde, P., Journal de Voyage en Bosnie-Herzégovine Paris, 1995Google Scholar
  7. Holbrooke, R., To End a War Random House, London, 1998Google Scholar
  8. Malcolm, N., Bosnia: a Short History 2nd ed. London, 1996Google Scholar
  9. O’Ballance, E., Civil War in Bosnia. 1992–94. London, 1995CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Rieff, D., Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West New York, 1997Google Scholar
  11. Sells, M. A., The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia California Univ. Press, 1996Google Scholar

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