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By Christopher Deliso

With their lately declared independence from each other within the aftermath of the breakdown of the USSR, Serbia and Montenegro are getting into their very own, all whereas preserving their lengthy histories of traditions and customs alive and growing to be. a mix of jap traditions with ecu cultures offers a special origin for those Balkan nations. Narrative chapters learn on a daily basis modern lifestyles in Serbia and Montenegro, concentrating on themes akin to day-by-day spiritual practices, gender roles, kinfolk lifestyles, delicacies, model, literature, paintings and structure, and extra. This quantity is the suitable addition to highschool and public libraries, and is even perfect for students learning abroad.

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The same went for the Bosnian Muslims and Albanian Muslims in Kosovo, horrified at the thought of losing their previously guaranteed Ottoman institutional privileges. However, the monarchy by and large dealt with the Muslims cautiously, not wishing to agitate them. The new state expressed a concept—Yugoslavism—that had captivated intellectuals since the mid-nineteenth century. It was predicated on the shared cultures, but most fundamentally on the similar languages, of the three main component nations.

Hungarians allied with Nazi-controlled Vojvodina, beginning an occupation of terror that involved hanging Serbian civilians from light posts. Serbian-held Macedonia was occupied by both Bulgaria and Italy in its western, Albanian-populated areas. Italy also controlled Albania and much of Montenegro. Slovenia was divided between Germany and Italy. The Nazi occupation of Serbia was grim. In Serbia, the Nazis set up several concentration camps, such as Banjica and Sajmiˇste near Belgrade, in which some forty thousand Jews (90 percent of the Serbian Jewish population) were murdered, as well as resistance fighters such as the Communist Partisans.

30 CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO Orthodox worship differs markedly from Catholic or Protestant worship. Masses are led by priests, usually bearded, who swing censers full of pungent incense while singing out prayers in the style of Byzantine chant. In most churches, worshippers stand in the open center of the building or along the walls in high chairs that can support the arms but are too high and narrow for sitting. The whole experience is much more free-form and arguably more focused on individual spirituality than the organized Catholic or Protestant style of service.

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