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 association of the Battle of Kosovo with the god Vid may be one of the
reasons why in national memory it ... Since Vid's Day commemorates a pagan
god,42 the holiday was not celebrated in the Serbian Orthodox Church, nor was it
At first, Vid's Day was listed together with Prophet Amos and Prince Lazar, and
was printed in regular black letters, meaning that it was not a national or church
holiday. Around 1889, the five hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, the
The acceptance of Vid's Day as the main Serbian national holiday symbolized
the triumph of the Dinaric pagan-heroic ethos and a marriage of this ethos to
imperial ambitions.45 The old pagan sun god became the patron of the nation,
and his ...
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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
The Encounter with the Turks
Dinaric Highlanders and Their Songs
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