Bosnia on the Turn of the Century and the State Frontiers Confirmation in the Year 1406 Cover Image

Bosna na prijelomu stoljeća i potvrda državnih granica 1406
Bosnia on the Turn of the Century and the State Frontiers Confirmation in the Year 1406

Author(s): Pejo Ćošković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za istoriju
Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina; state border; XV century; Middle Ages; state frontiers

Summary/Abstract: To examine the changes of the state frontiers in the Middle Ages has shown that there were some unsolved questions of the territories, the foreign areas seizure by that time contemporaries, drew an extreme attention, the unjustice and forced changes were solved in different ways, more often by mediators and diplomatic skills. Even the legal changes that took place in grants or selling of the state territory parts, agreed by the Bosnian assembly, were not a continuous state of affaires, but the other side reproach that the territory taken from them happened to be by a Bosnian ruler’s will or a Bosnian lord, was never denied. From our present perspective seems to be that the questions of that time were less important, because the contemporary evidence of it does not show their views and acts, but the differences in comprehension of the questions and ways how to solve them. Simply taken it could be said the success or failure was left to the skills of the limited number of thrustworty people on both sides, often being advised additonally by their governments, how to continue the negotiations. In the medieval time there was no room for big peace conferences82 with many participants that will happen later in centuries, the delegates who had to know the proper state in the field, were mentioned very seldom. The King Sigismund’s letter of 10 June 1405 with no disputing confirmed that the boarder questions, the territory seizure used to be disclosed as the war objectives. In the given example is unusual that the Croatian-Hungarian king wanted to correct the boarder of his Hungarian Kingdom - quoted by himself – to his Bosnian Kingdom, which he also called Rama. About his announcement the Bošnjani reacted, feared for the complete territory of their country rather different than the Sigismund’s Hungarian Kingdom. After all, not even Sigismund himself did consider Bosnia to be attached to the Hungarian mother country, but an area of his political influence.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 57-82
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bosnian
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