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Albanians

Albanians  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0001
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Although the focus of this book is Kosovo, it is also about the people of the Western Balkans, especially the Albanians and the Serbs, who do not fit neatly into the boundaries of the ... More
Creating History

Creating History  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0003
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Every nation has a story, its myths about history and ancestry. In the Serbian story Kosovo looms large. Serbs like to hark back to the Middle Ages as a high point in their past and thus ... More
From Dardania to Yugoslavia

From Dardania to Yugoslavia  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0004
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For as long as anyone can remember, the history of Kosovo has been a battlefield pitting Serbs against Albanians. Each believes different things because each has been taught different ... More
From the Golden age to the Memorandum

From the Golden age to the Memorandum  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0006
Format: 
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Today the 1970s are seen by Kosovo Albanians as a golden age. They were freer than they had ever been in Yugoslavia and better educated and in better health than they had ever been in the ... More
Kosovo after 1999

Kosovo after 1999  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0009
Format: 
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It is impossible to underestimate the chaos of Kosovo in the wake of the war. Albanians streamed back in and Serbs fled, or were ethnically cleansed, from their homes and villages. Some ... More
Kosovo and the Region

Kosovo and the Region  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0011
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Sometimes on the graves of Kosovo Albanian fighters, on Albanian Internet sites, and elsewhere you see an unfamiliar map, one that engulfs and dwarfs Kosovo. It is Greater or, as Albanians ... More
Kosovo and the World

Kosovo and the World  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0012
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Kosovo is small. Its territory covers 6,759 square miles (10,887 square kilometers). By way of comparison, Connecticut is 8,920 square miles (14,356 square kilometers), and Wales is 12,911 ... More
Kosovo in Yugoslavia

Kosovo in Yugoslavia  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0005
Format: 
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The reconquest was brutal. Serbian forces returning to Kosovo remembered the treatment they had received at the hands of Albanians during their retreat in 1915 and Albanians remembered ... More
March 2004 and the Ahtisaari Plan

March 2004 and the Ahtisaari Plan  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0010
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The UN years can be divided neatly in two: before March 17, 2004, and after. Beginning in December 2003, the major plank of UNMIK and international policy was called Standards before ... More
The Milošević-Rugova Years

The Milošević-Rugova Years  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0007
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Slobodan Milošević was the right man (or the wrong one, of course) in the right place at the right time. He was born in 1941 to Montenegrin parents in Požarevac, close to Belgrade. When ... More
Not the Last Chapter: Independence

Not the Last Chapter: Independence  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0013
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Kosovo’s Albanians declared independence on February 17, 2008. On the eve, one European diplomat who had played a key role in developments in Kosovo over the past couple of years sighed ... More
Serbs

Serbs  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0002
Format: 
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Throughout history the map of Serbia has grown, shrunk, disappeared, and reappeared—several times. Sometimes Kosovo has been part of Serbia, sometimes not. Let’s look at the last hundred ... More
The War

The War  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0008
Format: 
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The second part of the Kosovo war, the 78-day bombardment of Serbia, including Kosovo and also Montenegro, in 1999, was so spectacular that it is easy for foreigners to forget the prologue ... More

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