The diploma thesis paper is a comparison of Vitomil Zupan's novel A minuet for guitar and Javier Cercas' novel Soldiers of Salamis. Despite the fact that there is a 20 year gap between the publishing of both novels and that they were published in different countries and different historical backgrounds, several parallels and common topics between the two can be drawn. A Minuet for guitarfocuses on the topic of partisan ethics and attempts to portray an objective picture of the war between the partisans and the occupier. Soldiers of Salamis, on the other hand, tells the life of the founder of Spanish Falange fascist party, his mysterious survival and concludes with a narration of the main character Miralles and his views on war. The strongest common points both novels share are ideology of war, moral values, ethical dilemmas, heroism and remembrance of the deceased. Both novels strongly underline the importance of solidarity and humanity. The author of the paper compares the above mentioned key topics and draws a conclusion of her thoughts on the topics.