Nation and religion in Central Europe and the Western Balkans
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Nation and religion in Central Europe and the Western Balkans the Muslims in Bosna, Hercegovina, and Sandžak : a sociological analysis by Vatro Murvar

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Published by FSSSN Colloquia and Symposia, University of Wisconsin in Brookfield, WI (P.O. Box 285, Brookfield 53008-0285) .
Written in English



  • Yugoslavia,
  • Yugoslavia.


  • Nationalism -- Yugoslavia -- History.,
  • Nationalism -- Religious aspects.,
  • Muslims -- Yugoslavia.,
  • Yugoslavia -- Religion.,
  • Yugoslavia -- Ethnic relations.

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Other titlesNation and religion in Bosna, Hercegovina, and Sandžak.
StatementVatro Murvar.
LC ClassificationsDR1255 .M87 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1 > ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1901075M
LC Control Number90101732

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