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  Serbia Info / History of Serbia:Medieval Serbia (7th - 14th century)
Stefan Nemanja was succeeded by his middle son Stefan, whilst his first-born Vukan was given the rule of the Zeta region (present-day Montenegro).
Stefan Nemanja's youngest son Rastko became a monk and took the name of Sava, turning all his efforts to spreading religiousness among his people.
The next generation of Serbian rulers - the sons of Stefan Prvovencani - Radoslav, Vladislav and Uros I, marked a period of stagnation of the state structure.
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 Stefan Dušan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsar Stefan Uroš IV Dušan Silni ('the mighty') (Serbian: Цар Стефан Душан Силни) (circa 1308 – December 20, 1355) was a Serb king (September 8, 1331 1346) and tsar (1346 December 5, 1355).
He was the first-born son of Stefan of Decani and Theodora, daughter of Bulgarian tsar Smilets.
Dušan saw a danger in the Turkish presence in the Balkans and searched for ways to push them back but he was interrupted by Hungarians with their attacks on Serbia.
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 History of Serbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the period when the Dusanov Zakonik (Dusan's Code 1349) the greatest juridical achievement of Medieval Serbia, unique among the European feudal states of the period.
Sava's, Dusan's Code, frescoes and the architecture of the medieval monasteries adorning Serbian lands are eternal civilizational monuments of the Serbian people.
Tzar Stefan Dusan doubled the size of his kingdom seizing territories to the south, southeast and east at the expense of Byzantium.
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 Lexiko
Sava of Serbia (1175-1235): the founder and organiser of the autocephalous Serbian Church and the youngest son of the kralj Stefan Nemanja, founder of the Nemanjid dynasty.
Stefan II Nemanja:Sovereign of Serbia (1217-27) and son of the founder of the Nemanjid dynasty, Stefan.
Stefan Uros I:Sovereign of Serbia and son of the kralj Stefan the First-Crowned.
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 Serbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stefan Nemanja was succeeded by his middle son Stefan II, whilst his first-born Vukan was given the rule of the Zeta region (present-day Montenegro).
This is the period when the Dusanov Zakonik (Dusan's Code 1349) the greatest juridical achievement of mediæval Serbia, unique among the European feudal states of the period.
This was an unstable period marked by the rule of Prince Lazar's son — despot Stefan Lazarevic — a true European-style knight a military leader and even poet, and his cousin Đurađ Branković, who moved the capital north — to the newly built fortified town of Smederevo.
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 Kosovo and Metohija   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stefan Nemanja abdicated the throne, appointing his middle son, Stefan, to replace him; Stefan was the son-in-law of the Byzantine imperial family.
In April of 1346, Dusan was crowned the "Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks", after having elevated the Serbian archbishopric to the level of a Patriarchate.
Dusan's appointees became the basis for the establishment of dynasties of local lords in Epirus and southern Albania.
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 Stefan Dusan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tsar Stefan Uroš; IV Dušan Silni ('the mighty') (Цар Стефан Душан силни) (around 1308-December 12 1355) was a Serb king (September 8 1331-1346) and tsar (1346-December 5 1355).
He was first born son of Stefan of Decane and Theodora, daughter of Bulgarian tsar Smilac.
He exploited the civil war in Greece between minor emperor John V Palaeologus and his regent John Cantacuzenus; his systematic offensive began in 1342 and in the end he conquered the whole Greek kingdom from Balkan to Kavala except Pelopones and Thessaloniki, which he could not conquer because he had no fleet.
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 The Kosovo Chronicles, by Dusan Batakovic (Part 1b)
The biggest of the royal endowments, the Church of the Holy Archangels near Prizren, erected by Tsar Stefan Dusan in the Bistrica River Canyon, was destroyed in the 16th century.
Stefan Dusan's Empire stretched from the Danube to the Peloponnese and from Bulgaria to the Albanian littoral.
Stefan appointed as his successor his nephew despot Djuradj Brankovic, whose rule was marked by fresh conflicts and finally the fall of Kosovo and Metohia to the Turks.
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 Between Serb and Albanian
Stefan Dusan made a great effort to encourage commerce and industry, which was skilfully achieved by the importation of foreigners as well as by diplomacy and treaties.
Stefan appointed as his successor his nephew Djurad Brankovic, whose rule was marked by fresh conflicts and finally the fall of the whole of Kosovo to the Ottomans in 1455.
Tsar Dusan's magnificent Church of the Holy Archangels was all but razed to the ground, and its rich marble was re-used to build the huge Sinan Pasha mosque in the centre of the town.
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 Serbian Rulers - Stefan Dusan, King (1331-1346), Emperor (1346-1355)
Dusan took the remaining Macedonian towns, with the exception of Thessaloniki, and all of Albania with the exception of Durazzo (Drac).
Dusan's plan to form a coalition against the Turks and his negotiations with the Pope at Avignon to get himself appointed "captain" of the Crusaders also bore no fruit, although - in a move so typical of medieval East-West political maneuvering - he did promise a union of churches in the process.
Dusan's aim was to unify legal practice and to buttress the positions acquired by the Church and the lords.
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 Prologue to Kosovo: The Era of Prince Lazar
His son, Stefan Uros III Decanski (1321-1331), extended Serbian dominion over most of the Vardar Valley; and his grandson, Stefan Dusan, pushed his armies all the way to the Gulf of Corinth.
In exchange for the pope's support Dusan was prepared to recognize the pope as father of Christendom, successor of Peter, and representative of Christ; he also vowed to promote peace and friendly intercourse between the Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox in his realm.
Stefan and his brother Vuk pointed out to their mother that it was shameful that the relics of their father were not preserved in the Church of Ravanica.
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 Yugoslavia The Serbs and Serbia, Vojvodina, and Montenegro - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural ...
The writings of Stefan II and his brother (later canonized as St. Sava) were the first works of Serbian literature.
Dusan had ambitions toward a weakened Byzantine Empire, but the Byzantine emperor suspected his intentions and summoned the Turks to restrain him.
Dusan repelled assaults in 1345 and 1349, but was defeated in 1352.
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 Aryan Unity - The Altar of Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under the rule of Stefan Nemanja, the founder of a new dynasty for Serbia, this new Serbian state continued to struggle with the Byzantine Empire and to recognise its authority, but the dominance of the Greeks in this region of the Balkans was clearly over.
Dusan made Serbia the strongest empire in the Balkans and one of the strongest in Europe.
Dusan may have grown up in Constantinople and was mainly influenced by the Byzantine Empire but he also sought approval in the West suggesting that he be regarded as "Captain of Christendom" in the Holy war against infidels and heathens (i.e.
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Stefan Nemanja's son Knjaz Rastko was a pious young man. At a young age he left the court and became a monk.
Stefan Dusam the Mighty went on new conquests against the Greeks to unite Serbs and Greeks to stop the advancing Turkish hordes.
On 1374 the Sabor met at Pec in Kosovo to elect Lazar Pribic Hrebeljanovic a kinsman of Uros the weak, as the ruler of the Serbs.
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 CROATS & SERBS: CHAPTER FIVE
Stefan Dusan was the ablest and greatest Serbian ruler.
Dusan soon modified his title, styling himself as the autocratic emperor of "the Serbs, Greeks, Bulgarians and Albanians." (88) In conjunction with is coronation Dusan divided his state into two administrative provinces.
During Dusan’s wars with Byzantium the Turks hired by the rival to the Byzantine throne, John Cantacuzenus, occupied in 1352 the fortress of Cimpe near Gallipoli and Gallipoli itself in 1354, thereby gaining a permanent foothold on the Balkan peninsula.
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 The Saga of Kosovo
Dusan may have grown up in Constantinople, but he also sought approval in the West, notably from Venice and the papacy, suggesting that he be regarded as "Captain of Christendom." To be sure, Dusan had subjugated the center of Byzantine Christianity, Mount Athos.
Dusan traveled to visit the Serbian monastery (Hilandar) on Mount Athos, together with his wife Jelena, a feat in itself, because no female (human or animal) was ever permitted to set foot on the peninsula of Mount Athos.
The respect and awe that Stefan commanded among the Turks and Tartars at Angora, when he rode at the head of 3 gallant charges against Tamerlane, in an effort to save his surrounded suzerain, speaks of the effect his presence might have had if he had inherited the throne in 1355, when Dusan died.
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 Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stefan Nemanja's youngest son Rastko became a monk and took the name of Saint SavaSava, turning all his efforts to spreading religiousness among his people.
He was succeeded by his son Stefan UrosUros called the Weak, a term that might also apply to the state of the kingdom slowly sliding into feudal anarchy.
This was an unstable period marked by the rule of Prince Lazar's son — despot Stefan Lazarevic — a true European-style knight a military leader and even poet, and his cousin Djuradj BrankovicĐurađ Branković, who moved the capital north — to the newly built fortified town of Smederevo.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Serbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After a struggle for the throne with his brothers, Stefan Nemanja, the founder of the Nemanjić dynasty, rose to power in 1170 and started renewing the Serbian state in the Raska region.
He is also famous for building churches, some of which are the brightest examples of mediæval Serbian architecture: the Gracanica Monastery in Kosovo[1], the Cathedral in Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos, the St Archangel Church in Jerusalem etc. Because of his endowments, King Milutin has been proclaimed a saint, in spite of his tumultuous life.
St Sava's Nomocanon, Dusan's Code, frescoes and the architecture of the mediæval monasteries adorning Serbian lands are eternal civilizational monuments of the Serbian people.
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 The Migration of Serbs and Montenegrins from Kosovo and Metohija (I)
The biggest of the churches endowed by Serbia's rulers, the Church of the Holy Archangel near Prizren, built by Tsar Stefan Dusan in the Bistrica River Canyon, was destroyed in the 16th century.
Stefan Dusan's empire stretched from the Danube to the Peloponneseus and from Bulgaria to the Albanian littoral.
As his successor, Stefan appointed his nephew, Djurdje Brankovic, whose rule was marked by fresh conflicts and finally the fall of Kosovo and Metohija to the Turks.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Montenegro
Stefan I Nemanja was recognized as Chief Zupan by Emperor Manuel I, in 1165; having reduced into submission the stubborn lesser Zupans, he embraced the Orthodox Faith, and then began to organize the Servian Church.
However, under King Stefan Dusan (1331-55) a member of the Balscicz family was named Governor of Zeta.
At the beginning of the fifteenth century, the Venetians established a settlement on the eastern coast of the Adriatic, and conquered a portion of the Servian Empire in spite of the opposition of the people.
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 Assessment. (from Stefan Dusan) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
also called Stefan Uroš; Iv, English Stephen Dushan, or Stephen Uroš; Iv king of Serbia (1331–46) and “Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks” (1346–55), the greatest ruler of medieval Serbia, who promoted his nation's influence and gave his people a new code of laws.
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The lyric poet Stefan George was chiefly responsible for the revival of German poetry at the close of the 19th century.
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 Stefan Dusan
Tsar Stefan Uroš IV Dušan Silni ('the mighty') (Цар Стефан Душан силни) (around 1308-December 12 1355) was a Serb king (September 8 1331-1346) and tsar (1346-December 5 1355).
He was first born son of Stefan of Decane and Theodora, daughter of Bulgarian tzar Smilac.
He himself was more soldier then diplomat: as young he excelled in two battles, in 1329 he beat Bosnian ban Stefan II Kotromanić and in 1330 Bulgarian tzar Mihailo on Velbužd.
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Stefan Dusan ascended to the throne in 1330.
Dusan styled himself the "master of Romania" {Byzantium}, and by the end of 1345, had proclaimed himself Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks.
In the epic battle at Kossovo Pole the Serbian and Bulgarian troops could not rout the Ottomans and King Stefan Dusan was killed.
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 SERBIAN HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Serbia and Yugoslavia were among the countries that had the greatest losses in the war: 1.700.000 (10.8% of the population) people were killed and national damages were estimated at 9.1 billion dollars according to the prices of that period
He is also famous for building churches, some of which are the brightest examples of Medieval Serbian architecture: the Gracanica Monastery in Kosovo, the Cathedral in Hilandar on Mt. Athos, the St. Archangel Church in Jerusalem etc. Because of his endowments, King Milutin has been proclaimed a saint, in spite of his tumultuous life.
Spreading the kingdom to the east by winning the town of Nis and the surrounding counties, and to the south by acquiring territories on Macedonia, Stefan Decanski was worthy of his father and built the Visoki Decani in Metohija - the most monumental example of Serbian Medieval architecture - that earned him his byname.
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