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Regional Catalogs

This section of the Spomenik Database Digital Library contains a collection of books which are catalogs of monument assets and other memorial works for various regions and areas of the former Yugoslavia. A massive amount of information about each of these monuments site's history, location, artist, creation, etc, is contained within these publications.

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Споменици народноослободилачке борбе и револуције СР Србије 1941-1945 (Razumenka Popović Zuma) [1981]

This book, whose title roughly translates into English as "Monuments of the National Liberation Struggle and the Revolution of the SR of Serbia, 1941-1945", is a detailed catalog of monument and memorial sites (from large to small) across what was then the Socialist Republic of Serbia (which in the case of this book also includes the Vojvodina & Kosovo regions). The book, which is written in Serbian, includes information on many hundreds of sites, often accompanied with transcriptions of the site's most prominent plaques, dedications and engravings. Furthermore, there are many black & white photos of select monument sites embedding on most pages around the text. The beginning of the book also contains history of monument creation in the Serbian region written by Petar Višnić. [🔽Download: 158 pages, 204Mb PDF file, courtesy of AfterArt].

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Spomenici i spomen obilježja radničkog pokreta i narodne revolucije u Zagrebu (Branko Lučić) [1981]

This book, whose title roughly translates into English as "Monuments and memorials of the Workers' Movement and the People's Revolution in Zagreb", is an exhaustive Croatian language index of all WWII (NOB) memorial plaques, statues and monuments in city of Zagreb, in the then Socialist Republic of Croatia. Each listing includes black & white photographs of the site in question, along with transcriptions of all engravings, dedications and plaques. The book also contains a short introductory history of monument construction in the city of Zagreb in the decades leading up to the Liberation War against Axis occupiers (WWII). [🔽Download: 537 pages, 30 Mb PDF file, courtesy of Znaci.net]

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Spomenici i spomen-obilježja NOR-a 1941-1945 u opštini Danilovgrad (Zuvdija Hodžić) [2017]

This book, whose title roughly translates into English as "Monuments and memorials of NOR 1941-1945 in the municipality of Danilovgrad", is interestingly a new release that documents the location and historic details of WWII (NOB) monuments, plaques and memorials (as well as other memory sites) across the municipality of Danilovgrad, Montenegro. This publication, which is written in the Montenegrin language, includes modern color photos of the present state of these memorials, in addition to relating inscriptions and lists of engraved names present at each site. [🔽Download: 94 pages, 12Mb PDF file]

 

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Rušenje antifašističkih spomenika u Hrvatskoj 1990-2000 (Juraj Hrženjak) [2002]

This book, whose title roughly translates into English as "Destruction of Anti-fascist Monuments in Croatia, 1990-2000", is a significant catalog of damage, defacement and destruction of WWII (NOB) monuments and memorials which occurred during and after the Yugoslav Wars. Written in the Croatian language, this publication goes to great lengths to painstakingly document, with context and color imagery, the current state, as of the early 2000s, of these monument sites. In addition, this book begins with a thorough history relating the history of the creation of these monuments as well as the destruction which befell many of them after the start of the Yugoslav Wars. [🌐View online: 436 pages, link courtesy of Znaci.net]

Spomenik Revolucije: SUBNOR - Šibenik (Dane Berović) [1980]

This book, whose title roughly translates into English as "Monuments of the Revolution: SUBNOR - Šibenik", is a publication which acts as a catalog of all of the WWII (NOB) monuments, memorials, plaques and other memory sites that are spread across the Šibenik region of what was then the Socialist Republic of Croatia. Every entry of this book not only documents each site's memorial inscriptions and lists of commemorated names, but also black & white photographs. The book also contains a well researched introduction which relates the WWII history of the Šibenik region, as well as its heritage of monument building. [🔽Download: 471 pages, 163 Mb PDF file, courtesy of Znaci.net]

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преглед на спомениците и спомен-обележја во СР Македонија (Gjorgji Trajkovski) [1986]

This Macedonian language book, whose title roughly translates into English as "A Review of the Monuments and Memorials of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia", is a publication which acts as a catalog of all of the WWII (NOB) monuments, memorials, plaques and other memory sites that are spread across the Yugoslav Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Every entry of this book not only documents each site's memorial inscriptions and lists of commemorated names, but also contains many black & white photographs of the sites as well. The book also contains a well researched introduction which relates the WWII history of the Macedonian region, as well as its heritage of monument building. [🔽Download: 260 pages, 649 Mb PDF file, download courtesy of AfterArt]

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Македонското монументално сликарство на теми од НОВ и Револуцијата (Boris Petkovski) [1984]

This Macedonian language book, whose title roughly translates into English as "Macedonian Monumental Painting on the Theme of the People's Liberation Strugge (NOB) and the Revolution", is a publication which explores the various paintings, murals, frescos and mosaics across Macedonian during the Yugoslav era that were built to commemorate the events of WWII and the socialist revolution. The book contains detailed descriptions and analysis of a number of important works, along with a number of Yugoslav-era images of these significant works. The book also contains a lengthy introduction about the subject of commemorative painted artwork dedicated to the NOB.  [🔽Download: 68 pages, 35 Mb PDF file, download courtesy of ОПА фондација]

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Vodnik po partizanskih poteh (Albert Jakopič) [1978]

This Slovenian language book, whose title roughly translates into English as "A Guide to Partisan Trails", is a publication which explores the many monuments within the then SR of Slovenia that were dedicated to the People's Liberation Struggle and the events of WWII. The book exists as an extensive catalog to hundreds of works across the landscape of Slovenia, while also giving detailed information about the location, year of construction and authors of these works. The book also contains a lengthy introduction about monument building in Slovenia, as well as dozens of black and white photos of many of the monuments being described.[🔽Download: 744 pages, 40 Mb PDF file, download courtesy of Znaci.net]