One of Europe's smallest countries, with a population of less than 2 million, Slovenia has an ancient and distinct national culture. It emerged in 1991 after fighting a brief war of independence to leave behind the remnants of Tito's Yugoslavia. Traces of the Slovene language are found in documents of the ninth century, a system of peasant democracy is recorded in medieval times, and a Slovene Bible appeared as early as 1557. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of Slovenia and its people, including details of political, economic, military and cultural life. There are few books available on Slovenia and this new edition of a classic has been revised and expanded to bring the reader up to date.
James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security at King's College, University of London. he is the author of several books on the former Yugoslavia, among them 'The Serbian Project and its Adversaries: A Strategy of War Crimes' (Hurst, 2003)Cathie Carmichael teaches Eastern European History at the University of East Anglia and is the author of 'Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans: Nationalism and the destruction of tradition'.