Iljina G. The Community of the Yugoslav peoples: a Reality or a Phantom?
The content of the terms «community», «unity», «interaction» of Slavic peoples to still inspires the researchers whatever the epoque and the sphere of knowledge – language, literature, culture, political and social history it is concerned. The current vagueness, uncertainty of these terms and concepts leads to a multiplicity of interpretations, depending on the political and cultural approaches. Only regarding them as historical categories will fill them with specific values and their transformation over the time as well as the functioning of the whole complex of symptoms of peoples community and their cultures or some of its components, to determine which of them belong to the past, which become the dominant value, and which turn to meaningless stereotypes.
Yugoslav peoples, community, unity, kinship of languages, origin, historical fate