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dc.creatorMarkovich, Slobodan G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-10T09:15:04Z
dc.date.available2019-04-10T09:15:04Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0350-7653
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?id=0350-76531546273M
dc.identifier.urihttp://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/5557
dc.description.abstractThe paper deals with Western (Anglo-American) views on the Sarajevo assassination/attentat and Gavrilo Princip. Articles on the assassination and Princip in two leading quality dailies (The Times and The New York Times) have particularly been analysed as well as the views of leading historians and journalists who covered the subject including: R. G. D. Laffan, R. W. Seton-Watson, Winston Churchill, Sidney Fay, Bernadotte Schmitt, Rebecca West, A. J. P. Taylor, Vladimir Dedijer, Christopher Clark and Tim Butcher. In the West, the original general condemnation of the assassination and its main culprits was challenged when Rebecca West published her famous travelogue on Yugoslavia in 1941. Another Brit, the remarkable historian A. J. P. Taylor, had a much more positive view on the Sarajevo conspirators and blamed Germany and Austria-Hungary for the outbreak of the Great War. A turning point in Anglo-American perceptions was the publication of Vladimir Dedijer’s monumental book The Road to Sarajevo (1966), which humanised the main conspirators, a process initiated by R. West. Dedijer’s book was translated from English into all major Western languages and had an immediate impact on the understanding of the Sarajevo assassination. The rise of national antagonisms in Bosnia gradually alienated Princip from Bosnian Muslims and Croats, a process that began in the 1980s and was completed during the wars of the Yugoslav succession. Although all available sources clearly show that Princip, an ethnic Serb, gradually developed a broader Serbo-Croat and Yugoslav identity, he was ethnified and seen exclusively as a Serb by Bosnian Croats and Bosniaks and Western journalists in the 1990s. In the past century imagining Princip in Serbia and the West involved a whole spectrum of views. In interwar Anglo-American perceptions he was a fanatic and lunatic. He became humanised by Rebecca West (1941), A. J. P. Taylor showed understanding for his act (1956), he was fully explained by Dedijer (1966), challenged and then exonerated by Cristopher Clark (2012-13), and cordially embraced by Tim Butcher (2014).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBelgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/177011/RS//
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceBalcanica
dc.subjectthe Sarajevo attentat (Assassination)
dc.subjectGavrilo Princip
dc.subjectRebecca West
dc.subjectA. J. P. Taylor
dc.subjectVladimir Dedijer
dc.subjectChristopher Clark
dc.subjectTim Butcher
dc.subjectThe Times
dc.subjectThe New York Times
dc.titleAnglo-American Views of Gavrilo Princip
dc.typearticleen
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-ND
dcterms.abstractМарковицх, Слободан Г.;
dc.citation.spage273
dc.citation.epage314
dc.citation.issueXLVI
dc.identifier.doi10.2298/BALC1546273M
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://dais.sanu.ac.rs/bitstream/id/17661/14 Slobodan Markovic.pdf


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