For many years a seminary professor in Indiana, Dr. Charles Ashanin was known only to family and a few friends as one who narrowly escaped death at the hands of dangerous militants, Communists and Nationalists who dominated his native land of Montenegro in the years just prior to and during World War II. As a result he lived in lifelong exile from his homeland. The recording of his experiences took the form of an autobiographical novel, as he changed the names of some characters and combined others into single individuals to protect the identities of those involved. But the people who knew him well knew also that the facts he describes were true. Writer, and Ashanins godson, Brian McDonald has beautifully brought this compelling story together so that it might be published and shared with others. The result is a truly heart-pounding tale of mad violence, love and grace.
The Interrelation Between Art Worlds is a part of PhD thesis and it deals with the simultaneous and successive art using the illustrations of Bhagavad Gita , in 18 chapters, where each chapter has two versions. The substance of the authors interest is a transfer of thoughts and feelings from the ancient Indian epic, through visual elements, that is, the visualization of temporal arts. She tried to explain the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita through composition, color, contrast, third dimension, structure, texture, proportion, rhythm and dynamics, which is particular because in India philosophy equals religion, and vice versa. Described is also the analogy between temporal and spatial arts, such as color (valeur), music (chord). Through the synergy of meaning and radiation on the illustrations, we can achieve experience of reading the image. Tatjana Burzanovi? is a writer, artist, graphics designer, and interior designer, professor at the Faculty of Culture and Tourism, where she teaches Indian culture, and Faculty of Design and Multimedia, at the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro. She graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, and acquired her PhD at Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Belgrade. She presented her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and took part in several artistic and pedagogical colonies. She received several awards for her book designs. The book The Interrelation Between Art Worlds was awarded at 11th Book Fair in Podgorica for the best designed art book.
This is a rich yet succinct account of an underexplored story: the consequences of the Great War for the region which ignited it. It offers a fascinating tapestry: the collapse of Empires, the birth of Turkey and Yugoslavia, Greece as both victor and loser, Bulgarias humiliating defeat; bitter memories, forced migrations, territorial implications and collective national amnesias. The legacies live on. The contributions in this volume significantly enhance the debate about how the Great War is remembered in South East Europe, and why it still evokes such strong emotions and reactions, more than a century after its beginnings. Othon Anastasakis is Director of South East European Studies and Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antonys College (2012-2015), and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK. He has published books and articles on the politics, history and political economy of South East Europe and its relations with the European Union. David Madden is a former Ambassador and Senior Member of St Antonys College, University of Oxford, UK. He has extensive experience of working in places on the brink of break-up (Yugoslavia in the 1980s), those divided (Berlin in the 1970s, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina), and those where there are regional tensions. Elizabeth Roberts is a former Australian diplomat and has, after living in the former Yugoslavia for four years, become a Balkan scholar over the last twenty years, lecturing and publishing a number of articles and two books, Realm of the Black Mountain: A History of Montenegro (2007) and T he Sandzak: A History (co-authored with Kenneth Morrison), in 2013.