Stevan Kosta Pavlowitch (Serbian: Stevan K. Pavlović, Стеван К. Павловић; 7 September 1933 – 24 January 2022) was a Serbian British historian, emeritus professor of Balkan history at the University of Southampton, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Stevan K. Pavlowitch
|Died||24 January 2022(aged 88)|
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
|Institutions||University of Southampton|
His great-grandfather Kosta Pavlović was the first mayor of Niš following its liberation from the Ottoman Turks in 1878, as well as the head of the Belgrade branch of Serbian Prime Minister Jovan Ristić's Liberal Party. Pavlowitch's grandfather, also named Stevan K. Pavlović, was an influential lawyer, interpreter and diplomat who served as an assistant to Serbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, governed the 77th District of Rotary International, headed the Serbian–French Friendship Society and was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French Government. He was also a member of the Yugoslav delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919–1920. Pavlowitch's father Kosta St. Pavlović was a historian and writer who served as a diplomat prior to the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941.
Pavlowitch began his schooling in Bucharest, where his father was stationed as a diplomat. Just before Yugoslavia's occupation by Germany, Italy and Hungary, Pavlowitch and his parents left the country via Nikšić airport and sought refuge in London, accompanied by Dušan Simović, Momčilo Ninčić, Miloš Trifunović, Draško Stojković, Slobodan Jovanović, and their families. Jovanović was cousins with Pavlowitch's father. Jovanović and Pavlowitch's family remained friends in exile. When Jovanović died in December 1958, he was buried on the Pavlowitch family's burial plot in London.
Exiled, Pavlowitch studied history in Paris at the Sorbonne University, in Lille and in London both at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King's College. From 1958 to 1965, Pavlowitch worked as a journalist and was stationed in Belgium and Italy. In 1965, he joined the staff of the University of Southampton and in 1997 became the emeritus professor of Balkan history. He was the emeritus professor of Balkan history at the University of Southampton and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. With his research on the history of Yugoslavia, rejection of essentialist, Balkanist or Orientalist as well as predetermined or simplistic nationalists interpretations of it, over the years he became one of the most prominent international scholars of the region.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1961). Anglo–Russian Rivalry in Serbia, 1837–1839: The Mission of Colonel Hodges. Paris: Mouton & Company.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1971). Yugoslavia. New York: Praeger.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1978). Bijou d'art: Histoires de la vie, de l'œuvre et du milieu de Bojidar Karageorgévitch, artiste parisien et prince balkanique (1862–1908). Lausanne: Éditions L'Âge d'Homme.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K.; Biberaj, Elez (1982). The Albanian Problem in Yugoslavia: Two Views. London: Institute for the Study of Conflict.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1985). Unconventional Perceptions of Yugoslavia 1940–1945. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780880330817.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1988). The Improbable Survivor: Yugoslavia and its Problems 1918–1988. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. ISBN 9780814204863.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1992). Tito: Yugoslavia's Great Dictator. Columbus: Ohio State University Press. ISBN 9780814206003.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (1999). A History of the Balkans 1804–1945. London, New York: Longman. ISBN 9780582045859.
- Павловић, Стеван К. (2001). Историја Балкана. Београд: Clio.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (2002). Serbia: The History behind the Name. London: Hurst & Company. ISBN 9781850654773.
- Republished in US as : Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (2002). Serbia: The History of an Idea. New York: New York University Press.
- Павловић, Стеван К. (2004). Србија: Историја иза имена. Београд: Clio. ISBN 9785200000494.
- Павловић, Стеван К. (2004). Историја Балкана 1804–1945 (2 ed.). Београд: Clio. ISBN 9788671021449.
- Pavlowitch, Stevan K. (2008). Hitler's New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231700504.
- Павловић, Стеван К. (2009). Хитлеров нови антипоредак: Други светски рат у Југославији. Београд: Clio. ISBN 9788671023610.
- Pavlović, Stevan K. (2012). Božid'art: Istorije života, dela i okruženja Božidara Karađorđevića, pariskog umetnika i balkanskog kneza (1862–1908). Beograd: Clio. ISBN 9788671024204.
- Slobodan Marković (7 February 2002). "Balkan u novoj prizmi" (in Serbian). Vreme. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- Evory, Ann (November 1978). Contemporary Authors. Gale / Cengage Learning. p. 627. ISBN 9780810300385. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
- Dragović-Soso, Jasna (2022). "In Memoriam: Stevan K. Pavlović (1933. — 2022.)". Tragovi: Journal for Serbian and Croatian Topics. Serb National Council. 5 (1): 223–226.
- "Porodica Pavlović čuvar gradskog duha" (in Serbian). Glas Javnosti. 7 March 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "Balkan odozgo" (in Serbian). Glas Javnosti. 29 September 2001. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "Dva avionska leta" (in Serbian). Politika Online. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- Ivana Mićević (2 December 2011). "Posmrtni ostaci Slobodana Jovanovića stižu u Srbiju" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- "Pavlowitch, Stevan K." The Writers Directory. Ed. Lisa Kumar. 29th ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: St. James Press, 2012.
- "Professor Stevan K. Pavlowitch". University of London. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013.
- "Srbija i Velika Britanija: Ko je bio istoričar Stevan K. Pavlović - kosmopolita i džentlmen srpskog porekla". BBC News. 25 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.