By David Bruce Macdonald
Balkan Holocausts? compares and contrasts Serbian and Croatian propaganda from 1986 to 1999, examining each one group's modern interpretations of historical past and present occasions. It bargains a close dialogue of holocaust imagery and the heritage of victim-centered writing in nationalism conception, together with the hyperlinks among the comparative genocide debate, the so-called holocaust undefined, and Serbian and Croatian nationalism. No stories on Yugoslavia have to this point dedicated major house to such research.
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P. 91. Ibid. p. 91. Ibid. p. 109. Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1987) p. 141. Ibid. pp. 141–2. Tom Nairn, The Break-up of Britain, New Edition (London: Verso, 1981) p. 41. Ibid. p. 331. Ibid. p. 339. Ibid. p. 340. Tom Nairn, Faces of Nationalism: Janus Revisited (London: Verso, 1997) p. 71. Smith, Nationalism and Modernism, pp. 38–9. g. men becoming builders by building and lyre-players by playing the lyre; so too we become just by just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Towards a teleological model It is from this low point that the epic struggle of the Hebrew people began. At this third stage of the cycle, the individual dispersed units joined together. Here, the concept of kerygma provided the chosen with a knowledge of the divine plan, imparting to them the idea of destiny and teleology. Kerygma figured as a means of ‘revelation’ – the conveying of information from an objective divine source to a subjective human receptor. 17 What emerges from a reading of Frye is the importance of a strict teleology in Biblical narratives, the axiomatic link between Fall and Redemption, imparting hope in the midst of hardship.
62–3. Ibid. p. 63. Ibid. pp. 63–4. Ibid. pp. 66–7. See Ernest Gellner, Thought and Change (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1964) p. 168. A lengthy analysis is offered by Smith, Nationalism and Modernism, Chapter 2. Ibid. p. 168. Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, p. 56. John Breuilly, Nationalism and the State (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985) p. 30. Ibid. p. 381. Eric J. Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) pp.