Kosovo: A Crisis Rooted In History

Recent violence in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo between Serbs and ethnic Albanians sharply underscores the ethnic and historic divisions in the region. Kosovo's population is predominantly Muslim, with strong ethnic ties to neighboring Albania and Macedonia.

The conflict, which threatens a wider war in the region, is deeply rooted in history. Following are links for further background on the region and its history.

Kosovo
Albania
Serbia
Montenegro
Macedonia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Slovenia
Vojvodina
History of Yugoslavia before the Break-up


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