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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But if you prefer the heavenly kingdom , build a church at Kosovo , do not make
its foundation of marble , but of pure silk and scarlet , and make the army take
Communion and prepare ; your entire army will perish , and you , prince , will
False rumors about 300 , 000 Albanians from Albania having settled in the
Kosovo province after World War II were held as proof that Tito ' s regime was
conspiring to change the demographic picture of the province in favor of the
For more information about the myth of the Great Migration and the fallacies that
support it , see Malcolm , Kosovo , 139 – 62 . The condensation of a long process
into a single event is a favorite myth - historical device . Mythical accounts of the ...
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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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