Politicization of Religion, the Power of Symbolism

The Case of Former Yugoslavia and its Successor States

  • Editors
  • Gorana Ognjenović
  • Jasna Jozelić

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Religion, Politics, and Policy book series (PSRPP)

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This book examines the role religion played in the dismantling of Yugoslavia; addressing practical concerns of inter-ethnic fighting, religiously-motivated warfare, and the role religion played within the dissolution of the nation.


Religion symbolism transition politicization of religion politicization of history South East Europe nation state faith Tito Yugoslavia genocide war and sexual violence national heritage Catholic Church Orthodox Church Byzantine Balkan nationalism schovinism identity religion sociology violence

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