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 latter was more important to him, it appears, than the former.35 The affinity
between the Eastern Orthodox and the modern totalitarian deification of the state
and nation was noted by one of the two most influential twentieth-century Serbian
Formerly sovereign states that had become parts of the empire no longer could
wage wars with one another; it can be argued that there was generally more
order until the empire started to decline in the late seventeenth century. Had the ...
Serbia's expansion in the early twentieth century was hardly spontaneous. Plans
for the creation of a Greater Serbia were drawn in the mid-nineteenth century,
and from that time the creation of a Second Serbian Empire became the basis of
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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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