Religion and the Politics of Identity in Kosovo Hardback

by Gerlachus Duijings;


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Religion and the Politics of Identity in Kosovo

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Kosovo is a frontier society where two Balkan nations, Albanian and Serb, as well as two religions, Islam and Christianity, clash. This rift has often been perceived as a hard and fast line of division, but the area also has a history of co-existence across these boundaries, through cultural contact, religious exchange and conversion. The tension between conflict and symbiosis lies at the core of this text, which contains seven case studies of various ethnic and religious groups, each of which examines how religion - Islam, Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodox - shapes their efforts to construct or reconstruct their identities. Although the focus is on Kosovo, the scope is much wider, covering developments in Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia as well. The author challenges the idea that Balkan conflicts are evolving around clear-cut and fixed ethno-religious groups. The ethnographic evidence shows that Balkan identities are full of ambiguities, caused by processes of conversion, dissimulation and other forms of manipulation, which are seen as important survival strategies in conditions of endemic violence and insecurity.

Religion and the Politics of Identity in Kosovo by Gerlachus Duijings was published by C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd in June 2000. The ISBN for Religion and the Politics of Identity in Kosovo is 9781850653929.

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Page last updated 27th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherC Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (June 2000)
Weight336g
Number of Pages256
Thickness23 mm
Height230 mm
Width142 mm
ISBN9781850653929
ISBN-101850653925
Product Code1201260
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