Heavenly Serbia: From Myth to Genocide
Hurst, 1999 - 233 страници
Heavenly Serbia traces Serbia's expansionist impulses to Serbian national mythology. The dominant myth - that of "Heavenly Serbia" - appeared soon after the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. It attributed the Serb's defeat by the Turks and the loss of the medieval Serbian state to the Serb's preference for moral salvation over military victory. By emphasizing their commitment to the heavenly kingdom and promising an eventual restoration of the Serbian empire, this myth helped the Serbs to bear their centuries-long domination by a foreign power. Though they ultimately shed the Turkish yoke and regained statehood in the nineteenth century, the Serbs, according to Anzulovic, retained this central myth in the form of feelings of superiority to their neighbors, and a sense of destiny ordaining them to become the dominant power in the Balkans. The myth has been perpetuated by political and religious leaders, historians, novelists, and artists, and has found acceptance abroad as well.
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The future president , Alija Izetbegović , indirectly supported that idea in his
Islamic Declaration . 33 Parts of the text were published in the 1970s , but the
author did not experience any difficulties until 1983 , when he was tried in
He also stated that “ There is no peace or coexistence between the ' Islamic faith '
and non - Islamic social and political institutions ” ( 22 ) , and set " a general rule :
the Islamic movement must and may undertake the takeover of power as soon ...
... 7 , 146 , 151 , 160 International community : complicity in Serbian aggression ,
167 – 170 ; disunity , 177 Isaković , Antonije , 129 Islam , 51 , 54 , 56 , 59 , 77 ,
124 ; bulwark against Islam , 161 , 171 , 173 ; Islamic Bosnia , 108 – 9 , 202 n .
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An independent scholar living in Washington, DC, Anzulovic interprets Serbia's violent history as a consequence of historical legacies: Saint Sava's mystical identification of the church and nation ... Прочетете пълната рецензия
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