This work provides an understanding of the wars in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. These two interdependent wars were the greatest armed conflicts in Europe in the second half of the 20th century. This work provides an analysis of their successes and failures.
Branka Magas is a historian, journalist and commentator on former Yugoslavia, author of The Destruction of Yugoslavia: Tracking the Breakup 1980-1992 (1993), and editor of A Question of Survival: A Common Education System for Bosnia-Herzegovina (1998). One of the founders of the Croation Peace forum in 1991, and of the Alliance to Defend Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993, he is the former editor of Bosnia Report, and a consultant to the Bosnian Institute. He is currently completing An Introduction to the History of Croatia. Ivo Zanic is a freelance writer and researcher, and has a doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. He has published numerous papers on political myths, symbols and rituals, in Croatian and other academic journals, including a survey of Croatian and Bosnian political myths for Der Jugoslawien-Kreig: Handbuch zu Vorgeschichte, Verlauf und Konsequenzen (1999).