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Selected Bibliography

Languages at War Reading List


  • Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science, special issue on Military Government, January 1950.
  • T. Bringa, Being Muslim the Bosnian way: identity and community in a central Bosnian village, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995.
  • S.L. Burg and P. Shoup, The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina: ethnic conflict and international intervention, London: M.E. Sharpe, 1999.
  • D. Campbell, National deconstruction: violence, identity and justice in Bosnia, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1998.
  • N. Davies, Europe at War 1939-1945. No simple victory, Basingstoke: Pan Macmillan, 2006.
  • R. J. Donia, Sarajevo: a biography, London: Hurst, 2006.
  • F.S.V. Donnison, Civil Affairs and Military Government: North West Europe, London: HMSO, 1961.
  • F.S.V. Donnison, Civil Affairs and Military Government: central organization and planning, London: HMSO, 1966.
  • D.W. Ellwood, Rebuilding Europe : Western Europe, America and postwar reconstruction, London: Longman, 1992.
  • P. Fussell, Wartime. Understanding and behaviour in the Second World War, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • J. Gow, Triumph of the lack of will: international diplomacy and the Yugoslav war, London: Hurst, 2000.
  • S. Helm, A life in secrets. The story of Vera Atkins and the lot agents of SOE, London: Abacus, 2005.
  • J. Keegan, The Second World War, London: Pimlico, 1997.
  • M. Knappen, And call it peace, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1947.
  • I. Lovrenovic, Bosnia: a cultural history, New York: New York University Press, 2001.
  • N. Malcolm, Bosnia: a short history, 3rd ed., London: Pan, 2002.
  • S. Ottaway, Violette Szabo. The life that I have..., Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military, 2002.
  • L. Silber and A. Little, The death of Yugoslavia, 2nd ed., Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996.
  • B. Simms, Unfinest hour: Britain and the destruction of Bosnia, 2nd ed., Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2002.
  • W. Stevenson, Spymistress. The life of Vera Atkins, the greatest female secret agent of World War II, New York: Arcade Publishing, 2007.
  • I. Žanic, Flag on the mountain: a political anthropology of the war in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1990-1995, London: Saqi, 2007.


Language Policy

  • R. Alvarez and M. Carmen-Africa Vidal, Translation, Power, Subversion, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1996.
  • M. Baker, Routledge encyclopaedia of translation studies, London: Routledge, 2001.
  • M. Baker, Translation and conflict. A narrative account, London: Routledge, 2006.
  • M. Baker, "Reframing in translation", in Social Semiotics, vol. 17, no. 2, June 2007.
  • S. Berk-Seligson, The bilingual courtroom: court interpreters in the judicial process, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • P. Bourdieu, Language and Symbolic Power, Translated by G. Raymond and M. Adamson, ed. by J.B. Thompson. Cambridge: Polity and Blackwell, 1991.
  • D. and M. Bowen, Interpreting: yesterday, today and tomorrow, Binghamton: State University of New York, 1990.
  • B. Busch and H. Kelly-Holmes ed., Language, discourse and borders in the Yugoslav successor states, Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2004.
  • L.J. Calvet, Le marché aux langues. Les effet linguistiques de la mondialisation, Paris: Plon, 2002.
  • E.M. De Jong, An introductiion to court interpreting: theory and practice, Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1992.
  • R.D. Greenberg, Language and identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and its disintegration, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • M. Grenfell, Pierre Bourdieu. Key concepts, Stockfield: Acumen, 2008.
  • M. Inghilleri, "The Sociology of Bourdieu and the Construction of the 'Object' in Translation and Interpreting Studies", in The Translator, vol. 11, n. 2 (2005), 125-145.
  • H. Mikkelson, Introductiion to court interpreting, Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing, 2000.
  • R. McColl Millar, Language, Nation and Power. An Introduction, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005.
  • C. Monicelli and R. Punzo, "Ethics in the fuzzy Domain of Interpreting", in The Translator, vol. 7, n. 2 (2001), 265-282.
  • J. Munday, Introducing translation studies. Theories and applications, London: Routledge, 2001.
  • R. Okey. 'Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian?: language and nationality in the lands of former Yugoslavia', East European Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 4 (2004), 419-42.
  • V. Pupavac, "Discriminating language rights and politics in the post-Yugoslav states", Patterns of prejudice vol. 40, n. 2 (2006), 112-28.
  • V. Pupavac, "Language rights in conflict and the denial of language as communication", International journal of human rights vol. 10, n. 1 (2006), 161-78.
  • V.L. Rafael, Contrasting colonialism. Translation and Christian conversion in Tagalog society under early Spanish rule, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988.
  • J. S. Rovegno, L. Hajdari and D. Perezic. 'Interpreters in intelligence operations,' Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, vol. 29, no. 4 (2003), 25-30.
  • H.F. Schiffman, Linguistic culture and language policy, London: Routledge, 1996.
  • M. Snell-Hornby, The turns of translation studies, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2006.
  • B. Spolsky, Language policy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • V.L. Taylor, Interpreters and the legal system, Annandale NSW: Federation Press, 1944.
  • L. Venuti, The translator's invisibility, London: Routledge, 2008.



  • F. Bieber. Post-war Bosnia: ethnicity, inequality and public sector governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006.
  • S. Bose. Bosnia after Dayton: nationalist partition and international intervention, London: Hurst, 2002.
  • X. Bougarel, E. Helms and G. Duijzings ed., The new Bosnian mosaic: identities, memories and moral claims in a post-war society, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
  • D. Chandler, Bosnia: faking democracy after Dayton, 2nd ed., London: Pluto Press, 2000.
  • K. Coles, Democratic designs: international intervention and electoral practices in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007.
  • L. Hansen, Security as practice: discourse analysis and the Bosnian war, London and New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • P.M. Pickering, Peacebuilding in the Balkans: the view from the ground floor, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007.
  • T. Ripley. Operation Deliberate Force: the UN and NATO campaign in Bosnia, 1995, Lancaster: CDISS, 1999.



  • H. Footitt and J. Simmonds, France 1943-1945, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1988.
  • H. Footitt, War and liberation in France. Living with the liberators, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.



  • J.F.J. Gillen, The employment of German nationals by the office of the US High Commissioner for Germany, 1952 (LSE).
  • P.W. Gulgowsky, The American military government of US occupied zones ofpost World War II Germany, Frankfurt: Haag und Herchen, 1983.
  • E.H. Litchfield et al., Governing postwar Germany, vol. 2, Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1953.
  • H.P. Pilgert, History of the development of information services through information centres and documentary films, Historical Office of US High Commissioner for Germany, 1951 (LSE).
  • Earl F. Ziemke, The US Army in the Occupation of Germany 1944-46, Washington DC: Center of Military History, US Army, 1975.
  • H. Zink, The United States and Germany, 1944-1955, Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Cpy., 1957.



  • Inghilterra e Italia nel '900. Atti del Convegno di Bagni di Lucca, ottobre 1972, Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1973.
  • D.W. Ellwood, L'alleato nemico. La politica dell'occupazione anglo-americana in Italia 1943-1946, Milano: Feltrinelli, 1977.
  • D.W. Ellwood, Italy 1943-1945, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1985.
  • T. Newark, The Mafia at war: Allied collusion with the mob, London: Greenhill Books, 2007.
  • A. Pizzarroso Quintero, Stampa, radio e propaganda. Gli alleati in Italia 1943-1946, Milano, Franco Angeli, 1989.


War Crimes Investigations and Trials

  • D. Bloxham, Genocide on trial. War crimes trials and the formation of Holocaust history and memory, Oxford: OUP, 2001.
  • D. Bloxham, "British war crimes trial policy in Germany, 1945-47: implementation and collapse", in Journal of British Studies, vol. 42, n. 1, ,Jan. 2003, pp. 91-118.
  • D. Bloxham, "Confronting Nazi atrocities at the end of the war: a transnational perspective", in M. Riera and Gavin Shaffer, The lasting war. Society and identity in Britain, France and Germany after 1945, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.
  • R. Overy, Interrogations. The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945, London: Allen Lane, 2001.


Memoirs and Diaries

  • B. Barry. A cold war: front line operations in Bosnia, 1995-1996, Stroud: Spellmount, 2008.
  • A. H. Birse, Memoirs of an interpreter, London: Michael Joseph, 1967.
  • E. Dollmann, The interpreter. Memoris of Doktor Eugen Dollmann, London: Hutchinson, 1967.
  • F. Doucette. Empty casing: a soldier's memoir of Sarajevo under siege, Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2008.
  • A. Kaplan, The interpreter, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • F. Pelican, From Dachau to Dunkirk, London: Portland, or: Vallentine Mitchell, 1993.
  • M. Rose. Fighting for peace: Bosnia 1994, London: Harvill, 1998.
  • J. Sacco. Safe area Gorazde, Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics, 2000.
  • P. Schmidt, Hitler's interpreter, London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1951.
  • B. Stewart. Broken lives: a personal view of the Bosnian conflict, London: Harper Collins, 1993.
  • M. Woolley. Cleanse their souls: peace-keeping in Bosnia's civil war, 1992-1993, Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2004.