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The Muhammedan Serbs under the leadership of Hussein Bey

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

Project Gutenberg’s The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1, by Henry Baerlein

Title: The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
Author: Henry Baerlein

There was not in the other Southern Slav lands much consolation for the National party. In Bosnia the French Revolution and the Serbian wars of independence had an unfortunate effect, for in 1831 the Muhammedan Serbs of that province, under the leadership of Hussein Bey, the captain of Gradačac, began a holy war against the „giaour Sultan,“ because Mahmud thought it timely to promulgate a few reforms.

Hussein assumed the title of  „The Dragon of Bosnia„; and if it had not been for several other Moslem potentates who were not only inimical to the Sultan but to the Dragon and to each other, it would have taken the Sultan’s army more than five years to assert itself. In 1839 the Sultan’s epresentative at Gulhane had orders to reform the administration, and this time the chief of the indignant begs was Ali Pasha Rizvanbegović, a powerful personage in Herzegovina.

The revolt was, after a good deal of bloodshed, suppressed by Omar Pasha, who was determined to break once and for all the arrogance of the Bosnian aristocracy.

Hundreds of begs were executed, drowned in the Bosna or taken in chains to Constantinople. But all these transactions did nothing to improve the lot of the raia. They had been roundly told in 1832 by His Apostolic Majesty that any one of those Christians „who persist in venturing to raise the banner of revolt“ would be sent back from the Imperial and Royal frontier.  After all there was a courtesy which monarchs must maintain towards each other.

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.

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