Post-Conflict Monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Unfinished Histories

1st Edition

Uroš Čvoro

May 7, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 112 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367138424 - CAT# K410027
Series: Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies


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    At a time of dramatic struggles over monuments around the world, this book examines monuments that have been erected in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) since 1996.

    Examining the historical precedents for the high rate of monument-building, and its links to ongoing political instability and national animosity, this book identifies the culture of remembrance in BiH as symptomatic of a broader shift: a monumentalisation and privatisation of history. It provides an argument for how to account for the politics of contemporary nation-state formation, control of space, trauma and revisions of history in a region that has been subject to prolonged instability and crisis.

    This book will be of interest to scholars in contemporary art, museum studies, war and conflict studies, and European studies.

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