A History of Servia, and the Servian Revolution

A History of Servia, and the Servian Revolution

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The German historian Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886) is considered a founder of modern source-based history, introducing ideas such as reliance on primary sources, emphasis on narrative history and international perspectives. (His works on the history of England and the on papacy are also reissued in this series.) While historiography and empiricism, as practised by Ranke, are now considered outdated, his emphasis on primary sources and the use of quotations to illustrate arguments remains hugely influential. First published in German in 1829, this work was based on eye-witness accounts of the Serbian Uprising of 1804, and was one of the first modern works on the Balkan nation. The early chapters review the history of the Serbs from the ninth century CE, to contextualise the chapters on the sixteenth-century Ottoman conquest and subsequent rule. This translation, published in 1847, is based on the second German edition of 1844.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 1139176889
  • 9781139176880

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Preface; 1. Retrospective sketch of the rise of the Servians; 2. Fall of Servian liberty; 3. Outlines of the Turkish institutions in Servia; 4. Condition, character, and poetry of the Servians; 5. Origin of the recent movements in Turkey; 6. Origin of the disturbances in Servia; 7. Insurrection against the Dahis; 8. Development of the opposition against the Grand Signior; 9. Servian war of liberation in 1806 and 1807; 10. Formation of a Servian government; 11. Relations of Servia to the general state of Europe and Turkey; 12. Campaigns of 1809 and 1810. Farthest extent of the boundaries; 13. Civil dissensions. Monarchical power; 14. Peace of Bucharest; 15. War in Servia in the year 1813; 16. Renewed dominion of the Turks; 17. Revolution of Milosch; 18. Period of preliminary negotiations; 19. Institutions and rule of Milosch; 20. Settlement of Servian affairs; 21. The internal administration of Milosch, and the opposition against him; 22. Charter of 1838; 23. Fall of Milosch; 24. Michael Obrenowitsch; 25. Alexander Kara Georgewitsch. Conclusion; Appendix.show more

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