* A comprehensive survey of the development of the Serbian nation. * Provides the background history of the Serbs, essential to understanding their current situation. * Traces the history of the Serbian people from the seventh through to the late twentieth century.
Sima Cirkovic is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Belgrade and a member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published widely on medieval Balkan history, especially the history of the Serbs. His book on medieval Serbs has been published in Italian, French, and Russian, and he is a co--author of A History of Yugoslavia (1974).