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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In fact, Dobrovsky went much further than proclaiming that all Stokavian south
Slavic speakers were Serbs: on the basis of an incorrect analysis of the word "
Serb," he concluded that formerly all Slavic peoples called themselves Serbs,
and that ...
38 There is no concrete evidence of a connection between the cult of the south
Slavic god Vid and that of the northern gods, but the fact that Vid was celebrated
on the day of the summer solstice indicates his role as a sun god. In one of the ...
Garasanin followed Zach's text very closely, even copying entire paragraphs
almost verbatim, but wherever Zach used the term south Slavs, Garasanin
replaced it with Serbs and turned a program of a south Slavic union, similar to
that of the ...
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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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