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A Concise History of Serbia

Book launch with Professor Dejan Djokić

26.01.2023 18:00  – 20:00 

A Concise History of SerbiaProfessor Dejan Djokić (Goldsmiths, University of London/HU Berlin) will present his new book "A Concise History of Serbia" (Cambridge University Press, 2023) in conversation with Professor Marie-Janine Calic (LMU Munich).


26 January 2023, 6 to 8 PM


LMU main building (Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich), room A 016

About the book:

This accessible and engaging book covers the full span of Serbia's history, from the sixth-century Slav migrations up to the present day. It traces key developments surrounding the medieval and modern polities associated with Serbs, revealing a fascinating history of entanglements and communication between southeastern and wider Europe, sometimes with global implications. This is a history of Serb states, institutions, and societies, which also gives voice to individual experiences in an attempt to understand how the events described impacted the people who lived through them. Although no real continuity between the pre-modern and modern periods exists, Dejan Djokić draws out several common themes, including: migrations; the Serbs' relations with neighbouring empires and peoples; Serbia as a society formed in the imperial borderlands; and the polycentricity of Serbia. The volume also highlights the surprising vitality of Serb identity, and how it has survived in different incarnations over the centuries through reinvention.

Vouchers with 20% discount on the original price of the book will be available at the event. For more information about the book and how to order it, visit the website of Cambridge University Press.

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