A new article on the politics of religion concerning the Early Balkan Slavic studies:
Albert Doja, "In Hoc Signo Vinces: The Politics of Religion as a Source of Power and Conflict." Politics, Religion & Ideology, vol. 20, no. 4, 2019, pp. 447-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/21567689.2019.1697871.
Throughout its existence, Yugoslavia was among the most complex countries in Europe. Uniting Catholic Croats and Slovenes, Orthodox Serbs, Bosnian Muslims, and a variety of less numerous peoples, Yugoslavia provided at various times in its history a model of synergetically integrated diversity as well as horrific examples of civil war and genocide.
The countries of the Balkan peninsula include Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Macedonia. Most of them share the long historical experience of belonging to the Ottoman empire. Between 1800 and 1878, many of them achieved independent statehood; since then, the struggle to consolidate and maintain independence has dominated their history. This course will consider the history of this region from 1453 to 1918, the period in which the region was dominated by the Ottoman empire.