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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settlers they brought in were Vlachs, the most nomadic people in the Balkans and
the most loyal non-Muslim subjects of the sultan. The words Vlach and Wallach
have the same root as the word Welsh, but the Vlachs were not of Celtic ...
The Balkan Vlachs were also called Morovlachs (Black Vlachs) and, by
contraction, Morlaks. NOTES TO CHAPTER 3 1. See "Maina," in Gesemann,
Heroische Lebensform, 278-306. 2. The Croats of Herzegovina and the Muslims
of Sandzak ...
See Vlachs Mountain Wreath, The (NjegoS), 17, 51- 55, 80, 88-89, 13°. 134, 189
nn. 24, 35, 190 nn. 38, 40; androcracy, 59; comparison with Eugene Onegin, 59-
60; glorification of genocide, 67; historicity of the plot, 189 n. 25; influence on the
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