Да л′ тко и тебе, Соларићу, гледи ?

The Serbs are an extremely democratic people, more so than the English, Americans, or any other people

Posted in повесница, EN by Соларић on 20 децембра, 2008





It is because Servia is only one part of the great South Slav race, which is found in the provinces of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Slavonia, and Dalmatia.

The typical Servian peasant or soldier (who are one and the same) is a fine, upstanding type of humanity, who looks you in the face as an equal. They are also a very pleasant and kindly people, as indeed are most of the inhabitants of the Balkans when they are not engaged in racial war. The Servians have lightness and gaiety, and have been called „the French of the Balkans.“

The Servians, like everyone else, have the defects of the qualities. If they have the merit of equalitarianism, they lack leadership. They have very little in the way of an upper or even a middle class, the mercantile element being very slightly developed among them as yet. If they have the peasant’s virtues, they have his limitation of outlook.

The Servians are an extremely democratic people, more so than the English, Americans, or any other people among whom there are great distinctions of rank or of wealth.

Closely allied to the Servians are the Montenegrin mountaineers, almost identical in race and language, but more primitive and merely warlike. They will some day form part of the Greater Servia, whether by complete union or federation. In all her recent wars the Montenegrins have acted as if they were Servians.

It is said that the Archduke, murdered at Sarajevo,intended to do something to liberalise the system in these Slav provinces, when he came to the Austrian throne.

That adds another reason why we must all regret that murder in blood and tears. Whether such a scheme was not too late, whether such a reversal of Austrian policy could have been carried through by the will of one man, we shall, alas ! never know. But the Austrian assertion that the Archduke’s murder was prepared or instigated in Servia is utterly unproven and in the highest degree unlikely.

It is unproveu, for Austria had every reason to advance the proofs if she had them, and she has advanced none. It is unlikely, because Servia was engaged in various delicate negotiations at home, among other things a negotiation with Montenegro, and it is absurd to suppose that she would have chosen that moment to force on a crisis, even if she were held capable of doing so by so base a crime.

Albania, inhabited more by the Albanois, then by the Seruians (Serbs)

Posted in повесница, EN by Соларић on 24 новембра, 2008

Morlacco 21. oktobar 2008.

Lazzaro Soranzo: „L’Ottomanno … dove si dà pieno ragguaglio della potenza del presente Signor de’ Turchi Mehemeto III. de gl’interessi, ch’egli hà con diversi prencipi, di quanto machina contra il Christianesmo … con altri particolari di stato necessarii a sapersi nella presente guerra d’Ongheria”, Ferrara, 1599.

Engleski prevod iz 1603. godine, „The Ottoman of Lazaro Soranzo”.



1. „These Ducagini dwell in the mountains of Scadro…upon the borders of Albania, inhabitet more by the Albanians, then by the Servians..”


2. „…the Seruaini, being the Nation that inhabiteth in the mountaines de Albania, euen to the Danow:; among whom those are in the Dardania, and most near unto the saide Mountains, are best able to make greatest stirres. And they be the Piperi, the Cucci, the Clementi, the Bellopauligi, and Others in the Countrey of Plaua, and among them there are many Albanians that liue after the Romitsch rite.”


Evo detaljnijih i relevantnih tekstova:

„These Ducagini do dwell in the mountain Scardo, Note in marg: The Ducagini. at the confines of Preseremo, called in times past Parrecopoli, or Perenopoli which is in Dardania vpon the borders of Albania, inhabited more by the Albanois, then by the Seruians: Note in marg: Preseremo is not Iustendili. neyther is it that which is called Iustendil, as some doe think: for the one Cittie is distant from the other by the space of three dayes iourneyes, and yet they bee in one and the selfe same Prouince. Note in marg: Iustendil is not Instiniana the first.

They are are also greatlie deceyued in my iudgement, which are of opinion, that Iustendil is Iustiniana the first, and not the second, and that Preseremo or Iustendil, was the naturall Countrey of Iustinian the Emperour, and not O crida, which is in truth Iustiniana the first, and was called in the old time Lycbindo. Those that do dwell somewhat farre off out of the common highway, doe pay no tribute, because they are defended by the rough and craggie passage of their mountaine scituation. The mountaine is called Nero, Blacke, and so are many mountaines in Turkie, called likewise by the same name. Note in marg: Albania described.”


But farre aboue all others, it is most desired by the Seruiani, being a Nation that inhabiteth in the mountaines of Albania, euen to the Danow: among whom those that are in Dardania, and most neare vnto the saide Mountaines, are best able to make the greatest stirres. And they be the Piperi, the Cucci, the Clementi, the Bellopauligi, and others in the Countrey of Plaua, and among them there are many Albanians that liue after the Romish rite. And these be they, that because they haue a strong site for dwelling, and are by nature verie fierce and hardie, haue not as yet suffered themselues to bee subdued by the Turkish forces.”

The Ottoman of Lazaro Soranzo, London, 1603.

Izvor: SerbianCafe.com (дискусије)