The Rijeka and Zadar Resolutions are taken from R.W. Seton-Watson's The Southern Slav Question and the Habsburg Monarchy, which was published in London in 1911 by Constable and Co. The translations are Seton-Watson's own, and have not been compared with the originals. The resolutions are often viewed as the beginning of a second phase in the Yugoslav movement, which saw Croats and Serbs cooperate in Croatia in order to achieve "Yugoslav" aims. More specifically, the resolutions were part of the implementation of a policy called "The New Course," which was proposed by Croatian nationalist politicians who wished to collaborate with the Hungarian opposition to dualism which emerged at the turn of the century. At Rijeka, the Croats announced their intent to work with the Hungarian opposition; at Zadar, the Serbs announced their own willingness to work with the Croats. The Croato-Serbian Coalition was formed in late 1905 as the vehicle for this cooperation. Important Croatian and Serbian political parties refused to take part in the work of the Coalition, which nonetheless remained the most popular political organization in Croatia through the First World War.
The selection on "Conditions in Dalmatia" comes from the same source. It is a speech by Josip Smodlaka, a representative in the Dalmatian Diet. Smodlaka was a well-known Croatian nationalist politician who supported initiatives to cooperate with the Serbian population of Croatia and Dalmatia. In this selection, we see one of the main motives behind the Rijeka Resolution's formulation: Croatian politicians were tired of the dualist organization of the Habsburg Monarchy, because that organization split territories they viewed as Croatian. Smodlaka lived long enough to support the partisans in the Second World War.
The pieces cataloguing the plight of the Macedonian Muslims, the behaviour of the Serbian army, and the Greek army among Bulgarian peasants are taken from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's 1914 Report of the International Commission To Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars (Washington DC, 1914).
Ivo Banac, The National Question in Yugoslavia: Origins, History, Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984)
Dimitrije Djordjevic, ed., The Creation of Yugoslavia, 1914-1918, (Santa Barbara, CA: Clio, 1980)
Charles Jelavich, South Slav Nationalisms: Textbooks and Yugoslav Union before 1914 (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1990)
Nicholas Miller, Between Nation and State: Serbian Politics in Croatia before the First World War (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997)
Andrew Rossos, Russia and the Balkans: Inter-Balkan Rivalries and Russian Foreign Policy, 1908-1914 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981).