Volume 04 No. 4 (2009): October

- Living Legacy of the Ottoman Empire: The Serbo-Croatian-Speaking Moslems of Bosnia-Hercegovina

There exists in southeastern Europe a living legacy of the over four-hundred-year-long Ottoman presence–a combined population, excluding European Turkey, of some five or six million Moslem inhabitants. Of these, the second largest component (after Moslem Albanians) is the Serbo-Croatian speaking Moslems of Bosnia-Hercegovina (hereafter referred to as Bosnian Moslems). As of the 1971 census, there are some one and three-quarter  []

, , , , - Quotations on Nationalism

National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature. – Karl Marx The combination of different nations in one State is as necessary a condition of civilized life as the combination of men in society. Where political and national boundaries coincide, society ceases to advance and nations  []

- Before Death

The agony is like golden dust aswirled, Above me a yellow flower’s aflutter. Never before was there such fragrance In my little room—my great world. My weak hand reached for the yellow flower, Trying to grasp it, so yellow and so sweet, But in vain was my effort, the flower kept fleeing, And fell at last upon my chest and  []