History of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Primary Documents

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Bosnian page of the World Documents Library.
(photos; facsimiles)

Collection of peace agreements entered into by Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Page includes the Charter of Ban Kulin, the earliest known document in Croatian.
(August 29, 1189; Croatian with English translation)

Treaty ending the Austro-Ottoman War. Established Bosnia as frontier of Ottoman Empire.
(January 26, 1699; English translation)

(17th to 19th centuries; facsimile with notes in the English language)

Searchable book-length travel reports digitized at the University of Michigan.
(19th to 20th century; hundreds of facsimiles in many languages)

Basic texts, communiques, press releases, and other documents.
(Transcriptions, video, and audio)

Ended Russian-Ottoman war of 1877-8.
Serbia, Romania, and Montenegro receive independence from the Ottoman Empire (previously had autonomous status).
Bulgaria, Bosnia, and Herzegovina gained autonomy.
Turkish troops withdraw from Bulgaria and Russia.
English translation available here.
(19 February (3 March) 1878; modern Russian translation)

Treaty following the Russo-Turkish war. This excerpt establishes Austro-Hungarian control of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(July 13, 1878; English)

Treaty in which the Bosnian Crisis was resolved.
(February 26, 1909; English)

Documenting events from before Sarajevo until after Versailles.
(pre-1914 to post-1918; translations and transcriptions)
A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1914-1918; transcriptions and translations)
Interactive map, browse cases geographically.
The cases
Includes selected transcriptions and court decision documents.
List of judgements, case outcomes
(1918-1992; English transcriptions, documents)

Maps of concentration camps, division, and invasion routes in Yugoslavia.
(1933-1943; English facsimiles)

Resolution of Muslim conference condemning persecutions against Muslims.
(August 14, 1941; Bosnian)

Collection of documents on the short lived republic liberated by anti-fascist resistance in Bosnia and Croatia. Existed from November 1942 to January 1943.
(1965; transcriptions)

Photos from WWII Yugoslavia.
(1939-1945; Serbian facsimiles, English maps)

Chronicle of crimes committed during the Holocaust in Croatia
Provided courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
(1941-1945; images, videos, transcriptions, and commentaries)

(1945; Bosnian facsimiles)
(1945; Bosnian facsimiles)
Photos of people killed by communists in Kragujevac.
(1945; images, Bosnian captions)

Listed by town.
(1942-1945; Bosnian interface)
Photos of objects of slain Herzegovinian Franciscans found at killing fields. Listed by place found.
(1942-1945; images, Bosnian interface)

  • Foreign relations between the Bosnia and the US
Documents from US State Department and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
(1945-1976; English transcriptions)

Declassified CIA documents from Cold War Era Hard Target Analysis.
(3 November 1958; PDF facsimiles)

Photographs from the JDC Archives.
(1980s, 1990s; images, English interface)

Includes records from National Security Council meetings on the conflict in Bosnia. Also includes Bosnia-related intelligence reports.
(1990-1995; English facsimiles)
The constitution of one of the two political entities in Bosnia Herzegovina.
(February 28, 1992; Serbian)
Report of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
(February 29, 1992, English)
Peace agreement calling a ceasefire in Bosnian war.
(March 1, 1994; English)

The constitution of one of the political entities in Bosnia Herzegovina.
(June  24,  1994; English translation)

Archive courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Includes videoes of eyewitness testimonies.
(Transcriptions, videos)
Speech and letter calling upon the United Nations to act following the Tuzla massacre.
(25 May 1995; transcription)
(25 May 1995; transcription)

Agreement for peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Provided by the U.S. Department of State.
(21 November to 14 December 1995; transcription)
Congressional hearing on the decision to ship arms from Iran to Bosnia.
(30 May 1996; transcription)
Congressional hearing on the progress of the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(1 August 1996; transcription)
Reports on the situation in Bosnia Herzegovina.
(1997-1999; English)

Cooperation agreement meant to improve relations between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Republika Srpska.
(28 February 1997; transcription)

(3 June 1999; English translation, Serbian web interface)

National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
(Serbo-Croat with English translation; 1999)

Agreement preparing the way for Bosnian inclusion in the EU.
(June 16, 2008; English)

Documents from the trial of Prlić and other Croatian leaders for war crimes.
(May 29, 2013; English)

Collection of Bosnian Laws.
Statutes, criminal and civil codes, and other legal materials.
A portal of the BYU Law School.
Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal, and government documents.

Map of the Balkans as they were organized at the end of World War I, after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
(1918; zoomable map)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

Collection of historical maps of Bosnia.

Collection of historical maps of Europe.
(facsimiles; Hungarian)

Collection of historical documents on recent Yugoslav history, especially in relation to Russia.

Also contains a collection of coats of arms for other European countries and principalities.

Bosnian and Yugoslav census data.

  • UN Resolutions Concerning Yugoslavia
Resolutions concerning breakup of Yugoslavia.

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