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Serbs in Croatia (1918-1929): Between the Myth of 'Greater-Serbian Hegemony' and Social Reality

Božić, Sofija

(Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2010)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Božić, Sofija
PY  - 2010
UR  - https://dais.sanu.ac.rs/123456789/4315
AB  - The situation of the Serbian community in Croatia in the years following the 1918 unification has been analyzed in order to test whether the clichéd view of Croatia and Croats as having been endangered and exploited had any impact on the status of the Serbian community and, if it did, in what way. Although the topic is far from being exhausted in this contribution, the examples given suggest that the two nations in Croatia were deeply divided. The sources studied cast quite a different light on the thesis that Croats were 'oppressed' by Serbs, a thesis that has for quite a long time been passing as a valid historical interpretation in historiography. These sources suggest that the perception of Serbs as hegemony-minded resulted from propaganda rather than from the actual state of affairs. Besides, they show that the Serbs - systematically portrayed to the Croatian public as invaders and enslavers, while, by contrast, they saw themselves as being 'third-rate citizens' - lived their daily lives under strain, surrounded by intolerance, subjected to various forms of pressure and violence, often fearing for their livelihoods, even for their lives. The inexorable logic of facts leads to the conclusion that members of the Serbian community in Croatia felt discriminated against and not quite safe.
PB  - Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
T2  - Balcanica
T1  - Serbs in Croatia (1918-1929): Between the Myth of 'Greater-Serbian Hegemony' and Social Reality
SP  - 185
EP  - 208
IS  - XLI
DO  - 10.2298/BALC1041185B
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_dais_4315
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Božić, Sofija",
year = "2010",
abstract = "The situation of the Serbian community in Croatia in the years following the 1918 unification has been analyzed in order to test whether the clichéd view of Croatia and Croats as having been endangered and exploited had any impact on the status of the Serbian community and, if it did, in what way. Although the topic is far from being exhausted in this contribution, the examples given suggest that the two nations in Croatia were deeply divided. The sources studied cast quite a different light on the thesis that Croats were 'oppressed' by Serbs, a thesis that has for quite a long time been passing as a valid historical interpretation in historiography. These sources suggest that the perception of Serbs as hegemony-minded resulted from propaganda rather than from the actual state of affairs. Besides, they show that the Serbs - systematically portrayed to the Croatian public as invaders and enslavers, while, by contrast, they saw themselves as being 'third-rate citizens' - lived their daily lives under strain, surrounded by intolerance, subjected to various forms of pressure and violence, often fearing for their livelihoods, even for their lives. The inexorable logic of facts leads to the conclusion that members of the Serbian community in Croatia felt discriminated against and not quite safe.",
publisher = "Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts",
journal = "Balcanica",
title = "Serbs in Croatia (1918-1929): Between the Myth of 'Greater-Serbian Hegemony' and Social Reality",
pages = "185-208",
number = "XLI",
doi = "10.2298/BALC1041185B",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_dais_4315"
}
Božić, S.. (2010). Serbs in Croatia (1918-1929): Between the Myth of 'Greater-Serbian Hegemony' and Social Reality. in Balcanica
Belgrade : Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.(XLI), 185-208.
https://doi.org/10.2298/BALC1041185B
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_dais_4315
Božić S. Serbs in Croatia (1918-1929): Between the Myth of 'Greater-Serbian Hegemony' and Social Reality. in Balcanica. 2010;(XLI):185-208.
doi:10.2298/BALC1041185B
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_dais_4315 .
Božić, Sofija, "Serbs in Croatia (1918-1929): Between the Myth of 'Greater-Serbian Hegemony' and Social Reality" in Balcanica, no. XLI (2010):185-208,
https://doi.org/10.2298/BALC1041185B .,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_dais_4315 .
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