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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47 The glorification of murder is not the only deviation from Christianity to be
found in NjegoS's work: the idea of the world as an evil place is another anti-
Christian view. In the words of Abbot Stefan, "This world is a tyrant to the tyrant, /
let alone ...
... higher ordinance. Herein lies its originality and its greatness.77 Thus, in his
early postcommunist stage, Djilas did not come any closer to the Western
concept of humanism: "NjegoS's humanism, and ours — the mastery over evil
through evil ...
Therefore, it is of vital importance to recognize the validity of the religious concept
of Original Sin, which teaches that the capacity for evil is present in every human
being. For this reason, evil cannot be eliminated from history. The only way to ...
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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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