|This volume consists of five papers written by leading American specialists in the filed of Yugoslav history (John V. A. Fine, Colin Heywood, Justin McCarthy, Mark Pinson, and Ivo Banac) and presented at the conference held in 1993 at Harvard University. These essays cover the history of Bosnian Muslims from the Middle Ages to the early 1990s. In the focus of attention are such questions as the Ottoman legacies in Bosnia, the role of Islam in the creation of a distinct Bosnian identity; how was Bosnia different from other Ottoman territories; the changes brought about by the Austro-Hungarian rule, and finally the essay by Ivo Banac overviews the history of political development of Bosnia from the point of view of the place of the Muslim community in it. The essays are not equal in the depth of analysis, accuracy, and the range of the used sources. Nonetheless, this very readable volume presents an excellent introduction into the history of Bosnia with the emphasis made on the role and place that Islam and the Muslim community have had in it.