Based on the widest possible range of sources, including documentation in nearly every European language, this study will appeal to experts and laymen alike. Rezun refuses to take sides. In addition to his criticisms of foreign intervention, exaggerated statistics, and reverse ethnic cleansing, he is merciless in his condemnation of the Serbs, in particular the corrupt influence of Milosevic and the late Arkan. In writing laced with irony, wit, and satire, he reveals the foibles of limited war and the errors committed by all parties. Yet his primary focus remains on the sufferings of the men, women, and children who filled the refugee camps and the devastated villages to which they have returned.
MIRON REZUN teaches political science and the economics of transition at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He has published eleven works of non-fiction, including Saddam Hussein's Gulf Wars (Praeger, 1992), Europe and the War in the Balkans: Toward a New Yugoslav Identity (Praeger, 1995), and Science, Technology and Ecopolitics the USSR (Praeger, 1996). He has also published two novels.
Endangered Peoples of Europe: Struggles to Survive and Thrive is a rare opportunity to delve into the current problems facing many groups who are often in the news and others that are lesser known. Each chapter profiles a specific people or peoples with a cultural overview of their history, subsistence strategies or economic opportunities, social and political organization, religion and world view, threats to survival, and responses to these threats. A section entitled Food for Thought provides questions that encourage a personal engagement with the experiences of these peoples, and a resource guide suggests further reading and lists films, videos, pertinent organizations, and web sites. Students and the general audience will find this an invaluable resource for expanding their knowledge of Europe today.