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Introduction

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...For visitors to Sarajevo in the first years of the twenty-first century, the burned-out National and University Library of Bosnia and Hercegovina, dominating the east end of the right bank of the river, was a poignant reminder that the city...

Sarajevo at the Centre of the Developing Bosnian Economy

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...The business community played a major role in the development of the urban fabric of Sarajevo. At street level, in the Western-style shops and offices and also with larger business concerns such as factories and warehouses, they were...

Conclusion

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...The assassination of Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and the war that followed put an end to the Austro-Hungarian ‘experiment’ which William Miller had observed on his visit to Bosnia in the late 1890s.W. Miller (1898), Travels and Politics...

The Private Face: Middle-Class Building Development in Sarajevo

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The new city . . . was largely put up by private capital. “Austrian Sarajevo” was therefore not an absolutistic urban creation but basically the product of an industrious society – local or “foreign” in origin – aiming for a maximum...

Conspicuous Consumption and Cultures of Urban Display

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...The Bosnische Post for 11 December 1901 reported on a housewarming party which had been held the previous Sunday at the splendid new ‘palais’ of Ješua Salom, a leading member of a Sephardic Jewish family in Sarajevo.On Sunday morning Herr...

Ethnic cleansing and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia

Benjamin Lieberman

Benjamin Lieberman is Professor at Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, USA. His research interests include ethnic cleansing and genocide. He is the author of Terrible Fate: Ethnic Cleansing and the Making of Modern Europe (2006) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Holocaust and Genocides in Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...In her memoir of the violent breakup of Yugoslavia, Jasmina Dervisevic-Cesic describes growing up in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad. Situated at the meeting point of the Drina and Rzav Rivers...

The Development of a Middle-Class Society

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...To those of them who would know something more of the primitive people . . ., this book is indispensable. Frau Milena Mrazovic loves the simple souls of whom she writes. She loves those wild passes, this almost desolate land. If she...

The Public Face: Sarajevo as the New Capital of an Austrian Province

Mary Sparks

Mary Sparks is an independent scholar with a PhD in history from the Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Development of Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo, 1878–1918 : An Urban History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...The image of the fairy-tale Sleeping Beauty roused from centuries under an evil spell might seem an unlikely metaphor for either the city of Vienna following the removal of its fortifications to create the Ringstrasse in the second half...

Constructions of Identity and Sexual Violence in Wartime

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Writing about birth in the face of mass death, or genocide, has an irony that should not be lost on anyone. In the face of mass slaughter, policies of sexual violence sometimes culminate in wide-scale rape as witnessed in Rwanda, Congo...

Distortions in Survivors’ Narratives from Srebrenica

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Life stories do not just describe the historical trajectory of the self. They also express someone’s being. Narratives of the self demonstrate how we are interwoven with our families, communities, and traditions. They show how we interpret...