Literature in Service of the Nation: How „Pobratimstvo“ was created

Šaljić Ratković, Jovana (2020) Literature in Service of the Nation: How „Pobratimstvo“ was created. In: War, Peace and Nation-Building (1853–1918). Zbornici radova, 43 . Sapienza University of Rome, Istorijski institut, Beograd, pp. 339-356. ISBN 978-86-7743-140-2

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At the intersection of the two tumultuous centuries, in 1900 a poetry collection titled “Pobratimstvo“ (“Blood Brotherhood”) was published in Belgrade. The collection was aimed at the fraternization of the brothers of the same blood, sons of the same mother, parts of the same people, sharing the same language and glorious past – the fraternization of Orthodox Christians and Muslims, alienated by the faith which had led them in different spiritual directions, as believed by the intellectual elite of the time. This noble goal went down a rocky road, it encountered turbulent circumstances, and the publication of the collection did not signify the end of the road where the pen and the sword would join forces several times to reach the final, never accomplished unity. The paper presents this very road, as well as the historical and political circumstances leading to the creation of such poetry collection

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: “Pobratimstvo”, literature, Serbs of Muslim faith, national identity, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Depositing User: Istorijski Institut
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 14:16
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 09:41

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