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  Encyclopedia: Serbian Empire
The Serbian Empire, which once held most of the Balkans, was destroyed by the Turks in the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, when most of the nobility, including Czar Lazar, has died in that battle.
Serbian Kingdom was proclaimed in 1882, under King Milan Obrenovic.
Serbian opposition to Austria-Hungary's October 1908 annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina brought about a serious European crisis: German and Austro-Hungarian pressure forced Russia to prevail on Serbia (March 31, 1909) to accept the annexation, but Russia undertook to defend Serbia against any future threat to her independence.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Serbian-Empire   (1309 words)

  
 Serbian Greek Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Serbian Greek Empire is a union proposed by a minor number of Orthodox Christian and Nationalist radicals between the nations of Serbia and Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Greece.
The Serbian Greek Empire is essentially a subdivision of a greater philosophy known as Neobyzantinism, which itself stems from the collapse of the Byzantine Empire in the mid 15th century.
With the collapse of this empire, nearly 500 years later, there came a "rebirth" of sorts to the theory of a Nea Byzantia in regions of Greece and southern Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serbian_Greek_Empire   (1097 words)

  
 Learn more about Empire in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
An empire is a large, multi-ethnic state, whose political structure is held together by coercion.
Empires have been traditionally ruled by powerful monarchies under the leadership of a hereditary (or in some cases, self-appointed) emperor.
For example, the former Soviet Union fits many of the criteria of an empire, but nevertheless did not claim to be one, nor was it ruled by a traditional hereditary "emperor" (see Soviet Empire).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /e/em/empire.html   (536 words)

  
 Carl Savich | Columns | serbianna.com
As the Serbian empire sought an outlet to the Adriatic coast,the administrative and religious center of the empire shifter to Shkoder,Prizren, and Decani.
Serbian and Albanian nationalist claims and aspirations thus clashed over Kosovo which for both acquired an ideological or nationalist dimension.For Serbs, Kosovo was part of Old Serbia, the region that was the religious and political center of the ancient Serbian state.
Serbian village and town names clearly show that the Serbian population was the dominant one of Kosovo and Metohija during the medieval period.
www.serbianna.com /columns/savich/011.shtml   (10270 words)

  
 Carl K. Savich - The Kosovo Crisis: Origins and History
As the Serbian empire sought an outlet to the Adriatic coast, the administrative and religious center of the empire shifter to Shkoder, Prizren, and Decani.
The Serbian population was granted asylum by Austrian Emperor Leopold I to settle in Austrian territory.
Serbian and Montenegrin troops and irregulars, continuing the cycle of massacres and counter-massacres, engaged in massacres of Albanian soldiers and civilians and committed atrocities against Albanians.
www.snd-us.com /history/savich_kosovo-origins.htm   (13446 words)

  
 Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Kingdom of Serbia was established in the 11th century, and in the 14th century it eventually became the Serbian Empire.
The First Serbian Uprising of 1804-1813 and the Second Serbian Uprising of 1815 resulted in the establishment of the Serbian Principality, which was semi-independent from Turkey, and the formation of modern Serbia.
The Serbian Army bravely defended its country and won several major victories, but it was finally overpowered by the joint forces of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria, and had to withdraw from the national territory marching across the Albanian mountain ranges to the Adriatic Sea.
www.toshare.info /en/Serbia.htm   (5370 words)

  
 THE MEDIÆVAL SERBIAN EMPIRE
For the rest of the tenth century Serbian history is a blank, save for the survival of the leaden seal with a Greek inscription belonging to a Prince of Diokleia, the country called after the town of Doclea, whose ruins still stand near Podgoritza.
Byzantine emblems and customs were introduced into the brand-new Serbian Empire; the Tsar assumed the tiara and the double-eagle, and wrote to the Doge, proposing an alliance for the conquest of Constantinople.
A Serbian ballad tells how on the eve of the battle the prophet Elijah in the guise of a falcon flew with a letter from the Virgin into Lazar's tent, offering him the choice between the Empire of this world and the Heavenly kingdom, and how he chose the latter.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/MillSerb.html   (4883 words)

  
 Empire Article, Empire Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
An empire (also known technically, abstractly or disparagingly as imperium) comprises a setof regions locally ruled by governors, viceroys or client kings in the name of an emperor.
Historically, most empires came into beingas the result of a militarily strong state conquering other states and incorporating them into a larger political union.Typically, a monarchy or an oligarchy rooted in the original core territory wouldcontinue to dominate this union.
The Holy Roman Empire, itself in a sense a re-constitution of the Roman Empire, underwent many transformations in its long history, fissuringextensively, experimenting with federalism and re-constituting itself as the Austrian Empire - vastly different in nature and in territory.
www.anoca.org /empires/states/empire.html   (1084 words)

  
 The Code of Serbian Tsar Stephan Dushan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
For the writing of the Code it was necessary to be acquainted with Byzantine law, Serbian written legal sources, Serbian common law, as well as with the circumstances in the country — the Code had to be in accordance with the development of the legal conscience of that time.
Since Syntagma was directly opposed to the interests of the Serbian Empire, it did not become part of Dushan’s Code in its original form, but as a redaction, known as Shortened Syntagma, together with Justinian’s Code which was a compilation of Byzantine secular laws (Vasilik, Procheiron and Ecloga).
More recently, in 1975, the Committee for the Sources of Serbian Law, of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Beograd, began the publishing of all transcripts of Dushan’s Code, observing at the same time their chronology and applying modern methods of archeography, that is codicology, textology and filigreeology.
www.serbia-hellas.f2g.net /articles/code.html   (4241 words)

  
 Vojvodina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Autonomous Province of Vojvodina (Serbian: Аутономна Покрајина Војводина/Autonomna Pokrajina Vojvodina, Hungarian: Vajdaság Autonóm Tartomány, Slovak: Autonómna Provincia Vojvodina, Romanian: Provincia Autonomă Voivodina, Croatian: Autonomna Pokrajina Vojvodina, Rusyn: Автономна Покраїна Войводина) is the northern province of Serbia.
Throughout history it has been a part of Dacia, the Roman Empire, the Hun Empire, the Avar Khanate, the Gepid Kingdom, the Byzantine Empire, Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, the Austrian Empire, Austria-Hungary, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Yugoslavia, and finally Serbia & Montenegro.
The Serbian patriarch, Arsenije III Čarnojević, fearing the revenge of the Turks, immigrated in the last decade of the 17th century to the Habsburg Empire with as many as 36,000 families.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/V/Vojvodina.htm   (3038 words)

  
 Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Republic of Serbia (in Serbian Република Србија or Republika Srbija) is a republic in south-eastern Europe which is united with Montenegro in a loose commonwealth known as the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
The Kingdom of Serbia was established in the 11th century, and in the 13th century it eventually became the Serbian Empire.
At the same time as the Serbian population declined, the Albanian population grew exponentially, from about 300,000– 400,000 in the 1930s, to an estimated 1.8–2 million in 2000, due to a combination of factors, mainly massive illegal immigration from Albania and a high birth rate when compared to the Serbian population.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Serbia.htm   (5342 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
If it is the empire of the earth, saddle horses and tighten girth-straps, and, fighting-men, buckle on swords, attack the Turks, and all the Turkish army shall die.
But if the empire of heaven weave a church on Kosovo, build its foundation not with marble stones, build it with pure silk and with crimson cloth, take the sacrament, marshal the men, they shall all die, and you shall die among them as they die.
On June 28, 1389, the Serbian prince Lazar was defeated by the Ottoman Sultan Murad, plunging the Serbs into a period of servitude and struggle for statehood that would last into the twentieth century.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jimknapp/papers/Kosovo   (3038 words)

  
 It was not by accident that the first Balkan revolution at the beginning of the era of nationalism occurred in Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The resounding victory of 12,000 Serbians against the powerful 20,000 men strong  army of Bosnian beys at the Battle of Mišar in 1806, inspired hopes among Serbian peasants in Bosnia that the Ottoman rule might be replaced by that of Karageorge’s Serbia.
The Serbian insurrection was, as noted by a French traveler, the main reason for a resolute and more effective defense of Serbian peasants from Muslim violence.
The Serbian revolution, deprived of foreign support, was savagely crushed in autumn 1813, by the regular Ottoman troops.
www.bglink.com /bgpersonal/batakovic/BatakovicAAASSBoston.html   (2777 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When the Ottomans completed their invasion of the Serbian Empire in 1459, they chose to allow the Pec Patriarchate to maintain its autonomy for two reasons: the first was that the Ottoman Empire was first and foremost an Islamic Empire.
The Serbian army staged a coup, refusing to become one of Germany's satellites and put Peter II at the head of the country.
If ever pressed into action, international Serbian terrorists would therefore be nationalists, racists, messianic and would have no hesitations, as they have learnt through the centuries that Serbs must rely on and only trust themselves and as they would enjoy widespread support in their home community.
www.aespri.unige.ch /aide_aux_etu/d_base/SERBIA.doc   (3802 words)

  
 Military Assistance Agreement Between the United States and Yugoslavia, November 14, 1951
The Serbian state which has already seen its good start, but must strive to expand and become stronger, has its roots and firm foundation in the Serbian Empire of the 13th and 14th centuries and in the glorious and rich Serbian history.
These foundations and walls of the Serbian Empire, therefore, must be cleared of all ruins and debris, and brought to light, so that a new edifice may be constructed on this solid and durable historical foundation.
We are assured that the institution and establishment of such Serbian agency there would be understood by these poples as a political act of inestimable importance on the part of Serbia, so that a closer union of the people of those provinces with Serbia would be an easy matter.
members.aol.com /IvRann/Nacertanije.html   (4197 words)

  
 [03-24-99] Franz Schurmann, The Bells Toll -- For Serbs, History Repeats Itself as New Enemies Challenge Their Existence
Some Serbians moved toward Islam, others to Roman Catholicism, but many -- mostly monks and shepherds -- held to their belief in the Orthodox church and to memories of the Serbian empire.
For these Serbians, bombing by the U.S.-NATO forces is only the most recent in a string of efforts to deprive them of their heritage.
This new empire has no name but it is American and its fighting forces are NATO, coming in from both a Northern and a Southern Command.
www.pacificnews.org /jinn/stories/5.06/990324-serbs.html   (723 words)

  
 Serbian Epic Poetry : Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Many have heard something about the earlier battle of Kosovo in 1389 in which (we are told) the “Serbian nation” was defeated by “the Turks”.
During the battles of World War I and the Balkan Wars which preceded it, Serb patriots invented new poems styled after the old ones, and I don’t doubt that the same thing is happening even today.
Although a few stray poems saw print earlier, it was in 1814 that Serbian epic poetry came to the attention of Europe — through the collections researched and published by Vuk Karadžić.
home.earthlink.net /~markdlew/SerbEpic   (655 words)

  
 Radoman Stankovich: Introduction to Dushan's Code   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A part from common law and domestic written legal sources, the first written legal source of Byzantine origin was used in Serbia already at the beginning of the 13th century.
Mošin and A. Solovjev, Grčke povelje srpskih vladara (Greek Charters of Serbian Rulers), Beograd, 1936, p.
Kasanin, Srpska knjizevnost u srednjem veku (Serbian Literature in the Middle Ages), Beograd, 1975, p.
freeserbs.org /~mladich/zakonik/rs_uvod_en   (3126 words)

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