Dubrovnik sits at the southern end of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast and this historic city has a modern tale to tell. Attacked by the Yugoslav and Serbian army in the autumn of 1991, it suffered heavy destruction and death of civilians. 12 months later the city was liberated and restoration began soon after. Today, the city is proudly re-established on the tourist shipping routes. The inland redevelopment of Croatia, neighbouring Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia & Montenegro has also meant that visitor numbers to this historic city are at their peak. Written by an eminent literary historian Slobodan Prosperov Novak, this is a real literary jewel, which presents the sights of Dubrovnik and its surroundings with a balance of colour photographs and authoritative text. The emphasis is on the historical, cultural, religious and literary aspects of this city and its surrounding area - this is not a 'where to stay' guide and is not littered with accommodation and restaurant lists.