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2020 | 106 | 2 | 271-280

Article title

Bitva na Kosově poli 28. června 1389 v reflexi kosovsko-albánského tisku koncem 80. let 20. století:


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The battle of Kosovo field of 28 June 1389 in the reflections of the Kosovar-Albanian press at the end of the 1980s:
Битва на Косовом поле 28-го июня 1389 в рефлексии косовско-албанской печати в конце 80-х лет ХХ века:

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The question of how the anniversary of the battle on the Kosovo field on 28 June 1389 was presented in the Kosovar Albanian political and cultural milieu at the end of the 1980s has hitherto been an unexamined subject in historiography. This is especially evident in comparison with the relatively widely- studied development of the Serbian view on this historical event against the background of the ideological and political crisis in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This work attempts to fill in the gap to a certain extent. The article analyzes Kosovar Albanian publications from 1989 that were addressing the anniversary of the battle that took place on Kosovo field on 28 June 1389. The author attempts to answer the question of what the attitudes of the Kosovar Albanian elite were at that time towards the battle itself as well as to it anniversary. The answer to this question can help us understand the causes of the ideological and cultural confrontation between Serbs and Kosovar Albanians that escalated into an armed conflict in the 1990s.


  • Slovanský přehled, redakce, Historický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Prosecká 76, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic


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Publication order reference


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