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Bosnia and the destruction of cultural heritage

Bosnia and the destruction of cultural heritage

Segota, Tina ORCID: 0000-0001-7994-1396 (2015) Bosnia and the destruction of cultural heritage. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11 (2). pp. 199-200. ISSN 1743-873X (Print), 1747-6631 (Online) (doi:

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Located at numerous historical interfaces (i.e. between Eastern and Western Christendom, and between the Ottoman and Habsburg empires), Bosnia and Herzegovina boasts an exquisite cultural heritage, with a rich ethnic and religious diversity. Unlike other Yugoslav countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina was home to a demographic patchwork comprising three principal ethno-national/ethno-religious groups: Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), Bosnian Croats (Roman Catholics) and Bosnian Serbs (Orthodox Christians). This proved to be the trigger point for a very aggressive race for territory and ethno-national exclusivism in Bosnia after the breakup of Yugoslavia. This, among other things, resulted in the systematic and deliberate destruction of cultural and religious heritage during the 1992–1995 Bosnian War.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Book review, Bosnia, war, destruction, heritage
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 11:02

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