Mladenovic, Milos

Milos Mladenovic, professor, editor (b S of Belgrade, Serbia 1903; d at Montréal 4 Oct 1984). With degrees in law and commerce from Belgrade and a doctorate from the Sorbonne, he joined McGill's history department in June 1950. He introduced courses on eastern European, USSR and Byzantine history and also lectured on the Soviet legal system. He examined the history of war as part of "the general historical process," stressing above all the reciprocal influences of social structure and the forms taken by military conflict. Mladenovic devoted the greater part of his life to his graduate students, who published a festschrift in his honour in 1969, Eastern Europe: Historical Essays, and a symposium of essays, War and Society in the 19th Century Russian Empire (1972). At one time in the 1970s, 7 departments of history, 2 of political science and one of Byzantine studies were chaired by his former students. From 1964 to 1974 he was editor of The New Review, the only scholarly journal in Canada devoted to eastern European history. He published many books, articles and reviews in English, French, German and Serbian.