Serbian Studies

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1-2, Summer

Belgrade: Transformations and Confluences
Belgrade White bone amongst the clouds You arise out of your pyre Out of your ploughed-up barrows You arise out of your disappearance The sun keeps you In its golden reliquary High above the yapping of centuries And beats...
Beograd Is the World
Beograd is not entirely in Beograd. A much larger part of Beograd is in the longing for Beograd, which makes it more beautiful than it actually is. Beograd is in its cafes all around the world, in which gather "our" people. Skadarlija in Richwood...
Materializing Authority: The Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade and Its Architectural Significance
These words of Sreten Popovic, Judge of the Court of Cassation, spoken in 1878 articulate one of the earliest calls for a national monument dedicated to the first Serbian saint and archbishop. Saint Sava Nemanjic. In his passionate speech, Popovic...
Miro Miketic. Kroz Pakao I Natrag
Miro Miketic. Kroz pakao i natrag. Belgrade: Beostampa. 2010. 426, 422, 390 pages. Kroz pakao i natrag (Through Hell and Back), Miro Miketic's autobiographical trilogy offers a new look at the happenings in Montenegro during the Second World War....
Pioneer Serbian Women Physicians and Their Activist Role in Women's Rights
The articles published by Dr. Unna Ruhnow in the German magazine Illustrirte Zeitung in March and July of 1898 were my inspiration to write about the first women physicians of the Serbian nation. (1) In the two texts, published under the same title...
Postcommunist, Postmodern, Postmortem: Images of Dogs, Women, and Children in the Drama of Biljana Srbljanovic
In the last two decades, Serbia has transitioned from a socialist republic with a leading role in supranational Yugoslavia to an independent and unstable democratic state where liberalism and nationalism, as well as intellectualism and savage capitalism,...
Saint Sava and the Power(s) of Spiritual Authority
To those familiar with it, this description may evoke the life of Prince Siddhartha, later known as the Buddha; but in fact these words introduce another spiritual leader, in another part of the world and almost 17 centuries later. Indeed, the life...
The Heroic Circle of Serbian Sisters: A History
Introduction This paper offers a brief overview of the extraordinary history of the Circle of Serbian Sisters (CSS, Kolo srpskih sestara) which operated during extremely difficult and turbulent times in the Balkans during the twentieth century....
The Memorandum (1804) by the Karlovci Metropolitan Stevan Stratimirovic
Introduction The goal of this article is to consider and analyze the text of a critical, but heretofore neglected document and historical source on the question of Serbian liberation from Ottoman rule and its national unification. The document was...
The Origin of Soccer in Serbia
Introduction Soccer (fudbal in Serbian) was first introduced in southeastern Europe, as well as Serbia, in the late nineteenth century, some thirty years after it became popular in its birthplace, the British Isles. (1) The game itself, although...
Three Parks in Nineteenth-Century Belgrade
This article addresses the emergence and evolution of parks in nineteenth-century Belgrade by examining three specific examples: Karadorde's Park, Topcider, and Kalemegdan. The three parks originated in different historical moments during the century,...