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advancement in an empire stratifying access to power around religion not ethnicity or race, created a new Muslim South Slav ethno-religious identity among these men's descendants. ‘Bosnian Muslim’ identity, with South Slav linguistic heritage but Islamic religious identity/traditions, increasingly paralleled Serb (Orthodox) and Croat (Catholic) ethno-national identities during the twentieth century, even if it had first indexed a class/religion intersection; Tito's Yugoslavia institutionalised Muslim ethnicity by including it as a census ‘nation’ (nacija) in 1971 (Markowitz

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Greeks and Saracens inGuy of Warwick

him as racially and ethnically not English in a physical way that religion alone can not.32 Here we see a blurring of the boundaries among ethnic, racial, territorial and national identities that suggests that Amoraunt is a representative, if extreme, example of the non-English, non-Christian, Eastern ‘race’.33 His personality, like the people and place he represents, is aggressive and physically domineering. My contention that Amoraunt is representative of an Eastern identity type is supported by the fact that he has a double – he reappears later in the romance as

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
The Moslem question in Bosnia-Hercegovina

that today evokes images of mass rape, torture, indiscriminate killing, and ‘collection centres’ – purportedly the first functional concentration camps in Europe since the Second World War. In delineating the use of such propaganda, it will be useful to focus on several specific themes: 1 2 3 Firstly, the idea of Moslems as either ethnic Croats or Serbs; and Moslem nationalism as invented or constructed; Secondly, the notion that Bosnia-Hercegovina had historically been either Serbian or Croatian; Thirdly, that claims to Moslem national identity and autonomy

in Balkan holocausts?
The ends of incompletion

cannot tell what All new fashyons, be plesaunt to me. (sig. A3v) Boorde’s depiction of an Englishman obsessed with different styles of clothing intersects with anxieties about dress and the instability of national identity widespread in early modern Europe. 47 Since ‘foreign cloth’ was seen as ‘sinister in its power to undermine England

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama
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The cartographic consciousness of Irish gothic fiction

, violence, and distress to be discovered at the long-desired home. In other works, as discussed in the final section of this chapter, the characters’ experiences abroad, although often presented as digressions from a more central concern with Ireland, are positively construed as the key to the restoration of rights at home and the construction of new national identities in the wake of the 1798 Rebellion and the Anglo-Irish Union. These figures strikingly evidence a decided interest in ‘home’ settings in Romantic-era Irish gothic literary production

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
New threats, institutional adaptations

those institutions have had in 19 2504Introduction 7/4/03 12:37 pm Page 20 Introduction fostering security cooperation and mitigating conflict in Eurasia. Part II examines a broad range of threats to Eurasian stability and the European security order. Douglas Blum, in Chapter 2, investigates the important role played by identity politics in the shaping of the Eurasian security environment. Blum focuses on the potentially combustible mix of contested national identities and weak state structures that have emerged in the successor states of the former Soviet Union

in Limiting institutions?
Between humanitarianism and pragmatism

question the basis of legitimacy of the three empires and was linked in part to the famous Eastern Question. In Russian society this narrative came to the fore following the traumatic Crimean War. The Slavic idea was part and parcel of the discussion of the national question in Russia and the creation of Russian national identity. There were no fewer than three versions of Russian identity: ethnically or culturally russkiy , racially Slav or state rossiskiy

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
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to emerge as heroes and ignore the embarrassing elements of the era, including sexism, pigmentocracy, ethnic conflicts, class wars and homophobia, to name a few of which they were both victims and aggressors. The pattern of melancholy for the lost past “has become the mechanism that sustains the unstable edifice of increasingly brittle and empty national identity … it is around sport that more

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
Crossing the (English) language barrier

_Ch1 14 22/3/02, 9:43 am 15 Crossing the language barrier and Catholicism that effectively dramatises Stephen Greenblatt’s essay on ‘Shakespeare and the exorcists’ (1985); and, finally, Liz Lochhead’s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1989), whose nursery rhyme title is undercut by its adult theme. All three plays were set in the 1580s or 1590s, and all addressed gender, history and national identity, focusing on a loser of one kind or another: the embattled and ultimately exiled Hugh O’Neill; the English poet burned out of his adopted home; and the

in Across the margins
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Warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s– 1970s

acquired its own forms of commemoration in the public memory; it started with the covering, in 1959, of the foiba of Basovizza (located near Trieste, still in Italian territory), and the construction of a shrine on the site. From the 1990s the place received more public attention in the country, becoming 73 Chained corpses  73 one of the most important sites in the definition of Italian national identity. This identity had suffered from a deep crisis, exacerbated by the socioeconomic difficulties of the previous ten years. The (especially institutional) recognition of

in Human remains in society