AUC Studia Territorialia (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Studia Territorialia) is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on Area Studies. It covers political, economic, social, and cultural affairs of North America, Europe, and post-Soviet Eurasia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal was founded in 2001; currently, it appears biannually, both electronically and in print. It publishes original scholarly articles, book reviews, conference reports and research notes. The journal is a publication of the Institute of International Studies at Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

AUC STUDIA TERRITORIALIA, Vol 16 No 1 (2016), 13–43

Etno-nacionální emancipace sandžackých muslimů v pozdně osmanském a jugoslávském období

[The Ethno-National Emancipation of the Sandžak Muslims in the Late Ottoman]

Daniel Heler

announced: 19. 06. 2017


The Sandžak, or Sanjak of Novi Pazar, is a strategically important region situated between modernday Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Kosovo. It is well known for its great cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity. As such, the area represents an interesting field for research of inter-ethnic and interconfessional relations. The article traces the ethno-national emancipation of the local Slavic Muslim community since the early nineteenth century until the late 1980s and its confrontation with the nationalisms and expansionisms of the nascent Christian nations and states in the Balkans. It argues that the identity of the Sandžak Muslims transformed from a predominantly religious identity to a national one no earlier than during the socialist modernization in Yugoslavia in the post-WWII period.

keywords: Sandžak; Bosniaks; Muslims; nation-building; Ottoman Empire; Yugoslavia

148 x 210 mm
published: 2 x per year
print price: 180 czk
ISSN: 1213-4449
E-ISSN: 2336-3231