Božo Skoko has released an expanded and revised English language edition of his successful book Kakvi su Hrvati under the title Understanding Croatia – A Collection of Essays on Croatian Identity.
Following on the success of his Croatian language Kakvi su Hrvati (What Are Croats Like) Božo Skoko PhD, a professor with the University of Zagreb and an expert on identity and image, has released an expanded and revised English language edition under the title Understanding Croatia – A Collection of Essays on Croatian Identity.
This is one of the few books available worldwide via Amazon that offers an accessible, interesting and critical take on Croatian identity and image in the world. The book has received positive critiques and has been well received among the broader readership. In its first month it has already seen record sales among books about Croatia.
The book is a compilation of essays on Croatian identity, image, politics, culture, lifestyle and idiosyncrasies that tell a story of Croatians, their history, the contributions they have made to the world, the legacy of life under the socialist Yugoslav regime, the relationship between the homeland and the diaspora, adjusting to life in the European Union and of the Croatian mentality. The book draws on a wealth of factual sources and research but is accessible to the broadest readership, entertaining and instructive. It is sure to be an excellent reference book for those looking to learn more about Croatia and Croatians.
One of the book’s reviewers is Robin Harris, a historian educated at Oxford broadly lauded as the author of the finest history of Dubrovnik. The foreword to the Croatian language edition was penned by Zvonko Kusić, the president of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, while the foreword to the English edition comes from Croatian-American Vladimir Peter Goss, a retired professor and leading art historian.
By: Adrian Beljo