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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... more harshly than the Orthodox Church because they were not able to control
a church whose supreme authority resided outside the country as they could the
Serbian national Orthodox Church , traditionally obedient to political power .
On our objective superiorities and traditional creative and liberal values we ,
Serbs , have established a supremacy over other Balkan and Yugoslav peoples .
. . . Our capacity for observation and our willingness to recognize and properly ...
... accompanies himself on the gusle — the traditional instrument of folk singers
— while reciting them . This incongruity becomes understandable if the traditional
role of the folk singer as a carrier of national myths and tribal spirit in the Balkans
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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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