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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Nevertheless, the Russian church hierarchy seems to have had a genuine
respect for the communist leader. Gleb Yakunin, a prominent Russian human
rights activist and former Orthodox priest, lists the titles the patriarch of the
She has been the model for several heroines of Tolstoy and other Russian
writers.60 In The Mountain Wreath the poet hails the massacre as the road to
national rebirth, whereas Pushkin makes the reader feel the absurdity of violence
On that occasion also they shelled the city and looted, killed, burned, and raped
in the surrounding area, while the Russian fleet protected them. They attacked
Dubrovnik not because it was a city but because it was a city whose culture they ...
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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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