Andrić and Bašagić in the Yugoslavian Key

  • Šaćir Filandra Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: Yugoslavism, Bosnianhood, Orientalism, Islam, Christianity, identity politics


The different views on identity politics in Ottoman Bosnia presented by Ivo Andrić and Safvet-beg Bašagić in their respective doctoral dissertations stem from differences in the historical and socio-economic experiences of each of their respective religious and confessional communities. Andrić, oriented towards the future, perceives Bosnia from the perspective of a newly introduced concept of Yugoslav national unity that does not value diversity. Bašagić, romantically looking into the past, sees Bosnia through rose-coloured glasses. Both Andrić and Bašagić share distinct notions of their historical periods and allow for non-scientific influences to shape their academic discourses.

How to Cite
Filandra, Šaćir 2020. Andrić and Bašagić in the Yugoslavian Key. Bosnian Studies: Journal for Research of Bosnian Thought and Culture. 4, 1 (Oct. 2020), 6-21. DOI:
Social Sciences