History Books on Croatia

Here’s a choice of some of the history books on Croatia, on both the war in the country in the 1990s, and further into the country’s history.

Croatia A Nation Forged In War

Marcus Tanner

A first-class book for those interested in Croatia, its history and its struggle for independence from the former Yugoslavia – if you have an interest in the subject matter, we definitely recommend that you try and get your hands on this book.

The book tells the story of Croatia from its beginnings when the Croats settled in the region in the 7th century, through its long associations with Austria and Hungary up to its struggle for independence in the 1990s. Everything is well researched and covered in great detail. Mr Tanner has done a marvellous job filling a long existing gap in books on this small central-European country.

The author was the Balkan correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent from 1988 to 1994 and still writes occasionally on the subject for the same newspaper of which he is now an editor.

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Croatia : A History

Ivo Goldstein, Nikolina Jovanovic (Translator)

Written by a Professor of History at Zagreb University. Totally unbiased account of history of this small, Central European country since the Croats in that area settled up to the present day. Midwest Book Review says the book “…presents a welcome and scholarly history providing an invaluable, authoritative view of Croatian culture and national character, both in its own terms and in relation to it’s immediate neighbours.

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Dubrovnik: A History

Robin Harris

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Croatia: Aspects of Art, Architecture and Cultural Heritage

John Julius Norwich

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