Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"The Bridge Betrayed" by Michael Sells [1]

Having finished "Balkan Idols" a couple of weeks ago (I apologize for the long delay between posts), it would be appropriate to review another book which analyzed the religious dimension of the Yugoslav wars--The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia by Professor Michael Sells.

Published in 1996, the book is somewhat different in emphasis from Perica's book. While Balkan Idols focused on religious institutions, The Bridge Betrayed focuses on religion and religious beliefs in and of themselves. There will, of course, be much overlap between the two.

I will begin my review in the next post. On a side note, while searching for the Amazon.com record for this book, I could not help but notice the great number of book published in the past two years or less which ostensibly study the influence of Islamic extremism in Bosnia. Also, Amazon.com now sells a sympathetic English-language biography of Ratko Mladic.

In case anybody think this blog, and others like it, are kicking a dead horse--the battle against Balkan Revisionism is far from over.

1 comment:

Owen said...

Really looking forward to this as well. Thank goodness Johnstone and Parenti are behind us!