Bosnia and Herzegovina

Republika Bosna i Hercegovina (Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Settled by Slavs in the 7th century, Bosnia was conquered by the Turks in 1463 when much of the population was gradually converted to Islam. At the Congress of Berlin (1878) the territory was assigned to Austro-Hungary under nominal Turkish suzerainty. Austria-Hungary’s outright annexation in 1908 contributed to the outbreak of the First World War. After 1918 Bosnia and Herzegovina became part of a new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes under the Serbian monarchy. Its name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929. (See SERBIA and MONTENEGRO for developments up to and beyond the Second World War.)


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Further Reading

  1. Bieber, Florian, Post-War Bosnia: Ethnicity, Inequality and Public Sector Governance. 2005Google Scholar
  2. Burg, Steven L. and Shoup, Paul S., The War in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 1999Google Scholar
  3. Cigar, N., Genocide in Bosnia: the Policy of Ethnic Cleansing. 1995Google Scholar
  4. Fine, J. V. A. and Donia, R. J., Bosnia-Hercegovina: a Tradition Betrayed. 1994Google Scholar
  5. Friedman, F., The Bosnian Muslims: Denial of a Nation. 1996Google Scholar
  6. Hoare, Marko Attila, The History of Bosnia: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day. 2006Google Scholar
  7. Malcolm, N., Bosnia: a Short History. 3rd ed. 2002Google Scholar

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