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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Dinaric Highlanders and Their Songs The Violent Balkan Highlands The idolatry
of state and nation , nourished by their fusion with a national church , is an
important source of violence in the Balkans , but not the only one . A high level of
10 The reckless assertion of personal power at every level of Dinaric society is a
basic source of violence . In such an environment , violent self - assertion brings
respect , as an incident between Milovan Djilas and his elder brother illustrates ...
Nevertheless , his break with communism did not mean a break with the cult of
violence ( although as a dissident he no longer had the opportunity to practice it )
. Djilas ' s first book in his postcommunist phase was a tribute to Njegoš , “ 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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