Milorad Ekmečić
Born(1928-10-04)4 October 1928
Died29 August 2015(2015-08-29) (aged 86)
Belgrade, Serbia
NationalitySerbian
OccupationHistorian

Milorad Ekmečić[pronunciation?] (Serbian Cyrillic: Милорад Екмечић; 4 October 1928 – 29 August 2015) was Serbian historian who was a member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts and the Senate of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Life

During World War II, Ekmečić lost 78 members of his family in the Prebilovci massacre. His father, uncle and other members of his family were killed by their neighbour. The surviving members of his family formed a unit of the Yugoslav Partisans in Prebilovci.[2][3]

During the WWII and until 1943, he was in Capljina, and after the loss of the other parent in Prebilovci, on the territory liberated by Yugoslav Partisans. From October 1944.until July 1945. he was a Yugoslav Partisan.

He enrolled general history undergraduate study at the University of Zagreb, where he graduated in 1952. He received his Ph.D. in history from University of Zagreb in 1958 upon completion of his dissertation "The uprising in Bosnia from 1875 to 1878." He hold a position as Postdoctoral Researcher at Princeton in 1959 and then continued his academic career of a professor of history at the University of Sarajevo where he worked as a full professor from 1968 until 1992 teaching General History of the New Age and Introduction to the science of history courses. From 1992 to 1994 worked at the University of Belgrade as a full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy.[4][5][3]

During his life Ekmečić was a member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts[4] and the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska.[6]

During the 1992–1996 Bosnian War he was arrested by the Muslim Green Berets and put under the house arrest along with his family. Soon he succeeded in escaping the confinement and moved to the Republic of Srpska territory.[3] He was also a member of the Senate of Republika Srpska.[7] He died at a hospital in Belgrade on 29 August 2015 at the age of 86.[1][8]

Bibliography

  • Ustanak u Bosni: 1875-1878. Veselin Masleša Sarajevo. 1973.
  • Osnove građanske diktature u Evropi između dva rata. Zavod za izdavanje udzbenika Sarajevo. 1965.
  • Ratni ciljevi Srbije 1914. Prosveta. 1973.
  • History of Yugoslavia (with V. Dedijer, I. Božić and S. Ćirković). McGraw-Hill New York. 1974.
  • Stvaranje Jugoslavije 1790-1918. Prosveta. 1989.
  • Ratni ciljevi Srbije 1914 (2nd ed.). Prosveta. 1990.
  • Srbija između Srednje Evrope i Evrope 1992. BMG. 1992.
  • Ratni ciljevi Srbije : 1914-1918. BMG. 1992.
  • Ustanak u Hercegovini 1852-1862 (with D. M. Berić). Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti. 1994.
  • Radovi iz istorije Bosne i Hercegovine XIX veka. Beogradski izdavačko-grafički zavod. 1997.
  • Encounters of civilizations and Serbian relations with Europe: More than just military allies from 1914 : a contribution to the French scientists' studies on the ethnic character of Yugoslav people. Toma Maksimović Fund for Aiding Serbs. 1998.
  • Srbofobija i antesemitizam. Beli anđeo. 2000.
  • Response to Noel Malcom's book Kosovo: a short history: scientific discussion on Noel Malcolm's book "Kosovo. A short history" (Macmillan, London 1998, 492), 8th October 1999 (with S. Terzić and T. Vučković). Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti. Istorijski institut. 2000.
  • Istorijske i strateške osnove Republike Srpske. ANURS. 2007.
  • Dugo kretanje između klanja i oranja, Istorija Srba u Novom veku 1492–1992. Evro Book Beograd. 2007.

References

  1. ^ a b (Serbian)Preminuo akademik Milorad-Ekmecic
  2. ^ Judah, Tim (2000). The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia. Yale University Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-300-08507-9.
  3. ^ a b c "Milorad Ekmecic (at SASA)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b Милорад Екмечић, Одељење историјских наука, редовни члан (in Serbian). АНУ БиХ, дописни од 1973, редовни од 1981; ЦАНУ, дописни од 1993; АН Републике српске, члан ван радног састава, 1996.
  5. ^ Umro čuveni istoričar i akademik Milorad Ekmečić (in Serbian).
  6. ^ "Милорад Екмечић". Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Members of the Senate". predsjednikrs.net. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Академик Милорад Екмечић 1928-2015. – НАЦИОНАЛНИ АУТОРИТЕТ ОД НАЈРЕЂЕГ СОЈА" (in Serbian). 4 September 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2019.

Sources

  • Jovan Janjić (1995). Srpski odgovor. Matica srpska. p. 103.
  • Жива реч Милорада Екмечића. Дечје новине. 1990.

External links

  • Biography on the website of SANU