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but one small adjustment. I was trying to say that the Serbs' opinion is that they stopped the Ottomans, (then retook Kosovo from them later). But I was trying to say it in shorthand, which rarely works.

Also, please note that the "civilized" term in the shorthand history of the place is punctuated in such a way as to show some skepticism concerning the role of the Austro-Hungarians - though I do like their architecture.

paul spencer

by paul spencer (paulgspencer@gmail.com) on Wed Jun 11th, 2008 at 12:41:38 PM EST
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Yes OK, I guessed you meant "civilised" in a colonialist sense, but I think referene to this attitude would more apply to the Austria-Hungary takeover of Bosnia than former Italian/Venetian areas.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 11th, 2008 at 05:16:24 PM EST
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