Anti-Axis Resistance in Southeastern Europe, 1939-1945

Forms and Varieties

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This innovative book explores the complexities and levels of resistance amongst the populations of Southeastern Europe during the Second World War. It provides a comparative and transnational approach to the histories of different resistance movements in the region, examining the factors that contributed to their emergence and development, their military and political strategies, and the varieties of armed and unarmed resistance in the region. The authors discuss ethical choices, survival strategies, and connections across resistance movements and groups throughout Southeastern Europe. The aim is to show that to properly understand anti-Axis resistance in the region during the Second World War historians must think beyond conventional and traditional national histories that have tended to dominate studies of resistance in the region. And they must also think of anti-Axis resitance as encompassing more than just military forms. The authors are mainly scholars based in the regions in question, many of whom are presenting their original research for the first time to an English language readership. The book includes contributions dealing with Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

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John Paul Newman is Associate Professor in Modern European History at Maynooth University. Ljubinka Škodrić is Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, Serbia. Rade Ristanović is Research Associate at the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, Serbia.
Series Editors
Zoran Milutinovic, University College London
Alex Drace-Francis, University of Amsterdam

Advisory Board
Gordon N. Bardos, SEERECON
Marie-Janine Calic, University of Munich
Lenard J. Cohen, Simon Fraser University
Jasna Dragovic-Soso, Goldsmiths, University of London
Radmila Gorup, Columbia University
Robert M. Hayden, University of Pittsburgh
Robert Hodel, Hamburg University
Anna Krasteva, New Bulgarian University
Galin Tihanov, Queen Mary University of London
Maria Todorova, University of Illinois
Christian Voss, Humboldt University, Berlin
Andrew Wachtel, Northwestern University
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