History

As I got deeper in to geneology, I realised that I needed to know a lot more about history, sociology and politics than what I knew. After I read a little I wrote stories that would help my family understand these issues better. Here are some of them:

in the begining...

Homo sapiens appear to have occupied all of Africa about 150,000 years ago, moved out of Africa 70,000 years ago, and had spread across Australia, Asia and Europe by 40,000 years BC read more ....

Croats settled in Croatia in about 650 AD after migrating westward to escape Attila the Hun  read more....

living in Yugoslavia, between the wars...

After WW1, Croatia was ruled from Belgrade ... work in progress... read more...

Austro-Hugarian army...

In researching for this “project”, I needed to understand the rules regarding the Austro-Hungarian Army as so many family members had been enlisted into (and volunteered for) this army. This is a short summary of relevant facts: read more...

zadruga - domestic cooperatives...

A zadruga refers to a type of rural community historically common among South Slavs. Generally formed of one family or a clan of related families, the zadruga held its property, herds and money in common, with usually the oldest (patriarch) member ruling and making decisions for the family, though at times he would delegate this right at an old age to one of his sons read more....