Engleske diplomate o progonu istaknutih Srba u Kosovskom vilajetu 1880–1888. godine

Rastović, Aleksandar P. (2011) Engleske diplomate o progonu istaknutih Srba u Kosovskom vilajetu 1880–1888. godine. Kosovsko-metohijski zbornik, 4. pp. 67-76. ISSN 0354-284X

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Representatives of the British diplomacy as well as famous Englishmen, university professors and scientists in Serbia and Turkeu keenly reported on the persecutions of the prominent Serbs in Kosovo vilayet after the end of the Berlin Congress till the end of the eighties of the 19th century. Threats, persecutions, trials of the most prominent representatives of the Serbian people in the Old Serbia were especially intensified in 1882 when a court-marshal was established in Priština. Aim of this chase was decapitation of the Serbian national liberation movement on the territory of the Turkish Empire becouse the authorities feared that the most progressive Serbs could organise a strong movement against Turkish authorities which could represent a threat to the territorial integrity of the Turkish empire. English diplomats and public workers observed the scale and the damaging effect of such false trials. as well as the immensity of imprisonments and harassement of the prominent Serbs. They were submitting their regular reports to the British authorities and kept the British public informed about the situation in Kosovo. They also constantly showered the Turkish authorities with please and requests that the persecution was stopped and that was put an end to the rigged trials. They also demanded that the convicted and imprisoned Serbs were released. Out of several hundreds distinguished Serbs who had been put on trial for alleged conspiracy against Turkeu, the most famous were Petar Kostić, Djordje Kamperelić and others. The first such appeals were ignored by the Turks but later on, in 1888, after the intervention from the British and Russian diplomats, the Turkish sultan issued a special decree considering amnesty and release of the imprisoned Serbs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID: 29041676
Uncontrolled Keywords: Great Britain, British diplomacy, Serbs, Kosovo vilaye, Old Serbia, Serbia, Turkey
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2021 13:26
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 10:22
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/20

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