The history of Bosnia-Herzegovina dates back to man’s earliest days in Europe. Until this book, no one has told the story of these early humans and their journey across time. This important book compiles more than two years of research to tell the tale of a people who constitute the only native European genetic group in the world.
Before the last ice age, the nomadic ancestors of these natives were among the first humans to travel through Bosnia-Herzegovina, on a northbound journey. Millennia later, when most of Europe froze during the last ice age, descendants of this group returned to Bosnia and settled there during Paleolithic times.
This book reconstructs what Bosnian society was like at each stage of its development, from the Upper Paleolithic era, through the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Iron Age, all the way to the modern era. It gives a meticulous narrative that explains how the past was shaped through local growth, travelers and foreign invaders. It brings to light the social, political, economic, cultural, religious and linguistic revolutions and evolutions that Bosnians endured, all the way through the genocide of the 1990’s.
The History of Bosnia & Herzegovina explores the prospects for the future of the Bosnian people and their nation, given their historical record—a must-read for anyone wishing to learn about Bosnia-Herzegovina.