Category Archives: Kosovo

THE YUGOSLAV STATE AND THE ALBANIANS, part III

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LIBERATION AND REBELLION As the dawn broke on September 15, 1918, from the position of the Second Serbian Army, after a whole day of military preparation, the Thessalonica front was breached – and with that the military denouement in the southeast of Europe. After a couple of days, on September 21, 1918, the Serbian troops reached the Vardar river, cut

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The Restored Serbian State and the Albanians, part II

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The Restored Serbian State and the Albanians 1804-1876, part II   The major political events and developments determining relations between Serbia and the Albanians in the 19th century, (given the general situation in the Ottoman Empire, and particularly in the Albanian social setting – according to historical research), can be outlined as follows. During the First Serbian Uprising, (which in the

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The Restored Serbian State and the Albanians, part I

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The Restored Serbian State and the Albanians 1804-1876 Relations between the Serbs and Albanians during the 19th century were historically determined, yet contradictory in their reality. These relations were diverse and the resulting friction manifested in bitter conflicts, extreme hostility and spontaneous rapprochement. They contributed to a conscious, planned political commitment to overthrow Turkish rule through the joint efforts of

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Old Serbia, First Serbian Rebellion, History

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During the First Serbian Rebellion, Serbia was seen from the perspective of its wholeness – the wholeness of the Serbian people. Vuk’s conceptions of Old Serbia are interesting – the geographic, ethnographic, and historical. According to him, “Old Serbia is the land of our people from the other side of the Stara Mountain. In some places of Old Serbia, e.g.

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Ethnopsychological Function of Language Matrix in the Latest Records of Oral Folk Literature from Kosovo and Metohija

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Ethnopsychological Function of Language Matrix in the Latest Records of Oral Folk Literature from Kosovo and Metohija  This paper discusses the state of Serbian language in the latest records of oral folk literature from Kosovo and Metohija, bearing in mind newly created social and political conditions. Since the language of oral folk literature is conditioned by a certain formula that

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TOKENS OF RASHKIA’S KINGDOM

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TOKENS OF RASHKIA’S KINGDOM            Svetlana Stevic Vukosavljevic, treasurer of Serbian folk treasury In the tradition of people from Homolje, language represents the treasury of entire knowledge and testament our ancestors have entrusted us with. It contains the keys and locks of life. This paper aims to illustrate this through the legend of Rashkia’s kingdom.             “Ancient Serbs had

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