Nationalist Mobilization and Stories of Serb Suffering: The Kosovo myth from 600th anniversary to the present

@article{Bieber2002NationalistMA,
  title={Nationalist Mobilization and Stories of Serb Suffering: The Kosovo myth from 600th anniversary to the present},
  author={Florian Bieber},
  journal={Rethinking History},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={110 - 95}
}
  • F. Bieber
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Sociology
  • Rethinking History
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