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Kosovo Origins
by Hugo Roth

  
 

Bibliography and Map Sources


  • Hand-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde, Verlag D. Reimer, Berlin, 1860, dr. H. Kiepert
  • Kiepert's Atlas Antiquus, Geographisches Institut, Weimar, 1884, C. Wolf Geschichte des Altertums, Justus Perthes, Gotha, (1893), dr W. Sieglin Istoriski atlas, Geca Kon, Beograd, 1934, St. Stanojevic
  • Monumenta cartographica Jugoslaviae, Anticke karte, IstoriJski Institut Beograd, 1975, G. Skrivanic
  • Monumenta cartographica Jugoslaviae, Srednjovekovne karte, Istorijski Institut Beograd, 1979, G. Skrivanic
  • Albanien, Verlag "8 Nentori", Tirana, Albanien, 1980
  • Skolski istorijski atlas, ZIU, Beograd, 1980, Relja Novakovic i dr.
  • Atlas zur Geschichte, Zentralinstitut fur Geschichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Gotha/Leipzig, 1981, L. Berthold, I - II
  • Cartes Geographiques anciennes, Grund, Paris, 1981, Ivan Kupcik
  • Istorikos atlas, Lukopulu, Atina, 1984, P. Karolidu
  • Neos istorikos sholikos atlas, 1986, Atina, A. G. Siola (I - II)
  • Atlas istorii drevneva mira, GU GIK, Moscow, 1986, V.I. Lamzin
  • Atlante storico, Instituto geografico de Agostini, Novara, 1986, G. Motta. The Times Atlas svjetske povijesti, Cankarjeva zalozba' Ljubljana - Zagreb, 1986, G. Barraclough
  • Tarih atlasi, Kanaat Yayinlari, Istanbul, 1987. Faik Resit Unat Genel Tarih atlasi, Inkilap Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1987, dr H. Dagtekin
  • The Penguin Atlas of Recent History, Penguin Books, London, 1987, C. Mc Evedy
  • Atlas noveishey istorii zarubeshnih stran, GU GIK, Moscow, 1987, G.G. Chumalova
  • Pet stoljeca zemljopisnih karate Hrvatske, Muzej za umjetnost i obrt, Zagreb, 1988
  • Der grosse Bildatlas zur Weltgeschichte, Unipart, Stuttgart, 1989, C. Zentner
  • Srbija i susedne zemlje na starim geografskim kartama, SANU, 1991, S. Cirkovic i dr.
  • Atlante storico illustrato, Mursia, Milano, 1991
  • Descriptio Croatiae, Naprijed, Zagreb, 1993. Mirko Markovic
  • Maps from author's personal collection

    GENERAL BIBIOGRAPHY

  • Spiridon Gopcevic, Makedonien und Alt-Serbien, Wien, 1889, L. W. Seidel und Sohn.
  • Vladan Djordjevic, Arnauti i velike sire, Beograd, 1913, J. M. Pavlovic i komp.
  • T. G. Djuvara, Cent project de partage de la Turquie, Paris 1914, Librairie Felix Alcan
  • Ranke-Treitschke, Weltgeschichte der Neuzeit, Berlin, 1939, Safari Verlag Milan Bartos, Medunarodno javno pravo I - III, Beograd, 1958
  • Radosin Rajovic, Autonomija Kosova, Beograd, 1958, Ekonomika
  • Alija Izetbegovic, Islamska deklaracija, Sarajevo, 1970
  • Konstantin Jirecek, Istorija Srba I-II, Beograd, 1978, Slovo Ijubve
  • Branko Gavela, Praistorijska arheologija, Beograd, 1979, Naucna knjiga Vladimir Dedijer, Interesne sfere, Beograd, 1980, Prosveta
  • Dobrica Cosic, Stvarno i moguce, Rijeka 1981, Otokar Kersovani Miodrag Djukic, Enver Hoxina Albanija, Beograd, 1981, Tanjug
  • Istorija Albanske partije rada, Tirana, 1981
  • Vojnogeografski institut, Prirucnik za prakticnu transkripciju geografskih naziva NSR Albanija, Beograd, 1982
  • Velimir Terzic, Slom Kraljevine Jugoslavije 1941, Beograd, 1983, Narodna knjiga
  • Jacques Boudet, Chronologie Universelle, Paris 1983, Bordas
  • Veselin Djuretic, Saveznici i jugoslovenska ratna drama, Beograd, 1985, Narodna knjiga
  • Jovan Ristic, Diplomatska istorija Srbije, I-II, Beograd, 1986, Slovo Ijubve F. Barisic, Vizantijski izvori za istoriju naroda Jugoslavije, Beograd, 1986, SANU
  • Miodrag Marovic, Osamljeni narod, Beograd, 1984, Feljton, NIN Vojnogeografski institut, Katalog atlasa, karate i planova, Beograd, 1987 Halid Trnavci, Moja ispovest o Kosovu, Beograd, 1987, Politika
  • Mita Miljkovic, Kosmet moje mladosti, Beograd, 1987, Feljton, NIN Ljiljana Bulatovic, Prizrenski proces, Beograd, 1987, Separat, Intervju Petar Vlahovic, Problemi etnicke distance, Beograd, 1987
  • Ivo Banac, Nacionalno pitanje u Jugoslaviji, Zagreb, 1988, Globus
  • Vasilije Krestic, Srpsko-hrvatski odnosi i jugoslovenska ideja ... Beograd, 1988, Nova knjiga
  • Istina o Kosovu, Beograd, 1988, Separat, Duga
  • Jevrem Damjanovic, Kosovska golgota, Beograd, 1988, Separat, Intervju Milutin Garasanin, Iliri i Albanci, Beograd, 1988, SANU
  • Vladimir Corovic, Istorija Srba, Beograd, 1989, BIGZ
  • Milos Blagojevic, Srbija u doba Nemanjica, Beograd, 1989, Vajat
  • Milorad Ekmecic, Stvaranje Jugoslavije, I-II, Beograd, 1989, Prosveta Jugoslavija, Narodi, licnosti, dogadaji, Beograd, 1989, Separat, Intervju Aleksandar Stipcevic, Iliri, Zagreb, 1989, Skolska knjiga
  • Dimitrije Bogdanovic, Knjiga o Kosovu, Beograd, 1990, Knjizevne novine M. Zecevic-B. Lekic, Drzavne granice i unutrasnja teritorijalna podela Jugoslavije, Beograd, 1991, Gradevinska knjiga
  • J. I. Oussedik, Les dossiers de l'Histoire Balkans, Aubervilliers, 1992
  • X. Lacoste, La question Serbe, Paris, 1992, Herodote
  • P. Dragic-Kijuk, Catena mundi I-II, Kraljevo, 1992, Ibarske novosti
  • D. T. Batakovic, Kosovo, La spirale de la haine, 1993, Lausanne, L'Age d'Homme
  • Ljubomir Kljakic, Oslobodenje istorije - pocetak puta, Beograd, 1993, Arhiv Kljakic

    CAPTIONS TO ILLUSTRATIONS

    1. In medieval Serbia, the region of "Kosmet" comprised approximately the central part of the Serbian lands. Today, in the disposition which has arisen after the secession of some of the Yugoslav republics, that region is of a border character, bounded towards neighbouring states by difficult to traverse mountains whereas its eastern flank, with its gentle, natural plateau, opens towards Serbia.Kosovo, Kosmet, Kosovo and Metohia are, in practice, names that have been imposed on old Serbian regions whose historical names reflect their natural surroundings and not some political construct. It is confirmation that the coining of the portmanteau name, Kosmet, was a reflection of a cliched and unthought-out act of cheap politics whose consequences are still eating away at the fabric of the organism.

    2-4. The northern regions of present day Albania were, during the time of most of the medieval Serbian rulers within the confines of their states as is shown on maps from historical atlases and a Turkish map of the Balkans from 1355 and Serbian map shows that the entire territory of present day Albania was included within Dusan's empire.

    7-9. From the fifteenth century, after the appearance of the portolan (chiefly Italian) maps, the European term, Albania, came into use for the area, somewhat smaller, now occupied by the present day Albanian state. Representative of these were G. A. Vavasori (1539), De Waal (1663), G. Cantelli (1690) but A. Ortelius (1590) omitted Albania as did N. Sanson (1694) preferring to list the names of the tribes of that and neighbouring regions.

    10. The plan for a "Great Albania" with one capital poses the question as to which city would be the capital. Namely, could the present capital, Tirana, represent the "future planned empire" or would it be necessary to "transfer Pristina to Tirana or perhaps Tirana to Pristina". It is clear that some very material and tangible desires stand behind the proclaimed ethnic aims.

    11-12. These two maps are very useful sources for learning about the area of the authentic Illyria immediately prior to and just after the birth of Jesus. It is clear that the so-called real IIlyrian regions were not to be found in Kosovo, Metohija or in the interior of Serbia. The Albanians were directed there not only as a result of "chance" and misfortune but also by foreign powers when that was in the latter's interest.

    13. Timewise, the idea of the "green transversal" evolved very quickly into ideas about uniting the Islamic area in the south of Europe, especially in the Balkans. It remains to be seen whether this idea will be realised or thwarted and that will probably depend less on the Moslems and the Balkan peoples and more on international politics and factors.

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