Ruptures and continuities in nationhood narratives: reconstructing the nation through history textbooks in Serbia and Croatia

@article{PavasoviTrot2018RupturesAC,
  title={Ruptures and continuities in nationhood narratives: reconstructing the nation through history textbooks in Serbia and Croatia},
  author={Tamara Pavasovi{\'c} Tro{\vs}t},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
  year={2018}
}

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TLDR
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