Maturaga, ancient Bosniac stock of pre-Slavonic origin Cover Image

Mataruga, starinački bošnjački rod predslavenskog porijekla
Maturaga, ancient Bosniac stock of pre-Slavonic origin

Author(s): Ibrahim Pašić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«

Summary/Abstract: Most of what is known to date of the most remote history of the Bosniacs is the outcome of Croatian and Serbian politically motivated study of Bosnia. As a result, a re-examination and re-evaluation of the history of the Bosniacs, and in particular of their ethnogenesis, is the prime task of scholarship in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is as yet no Bosnian scholarly ethnological thinking nor Bosnian ethnology that can be studied as a distinct subject in any of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s universities, as a result of which the dominant views on Bosnia and Herzegovina in existing ethnological literature are of Serbdom or Croathood, or Slavdom, with Bosnian identity or nationhood least well represented. Even Mustafa Imamović’s History of the Bosniacs takes an uncritical view of this fact. The ancient Bosniac stock Mataruga, based in Misoča near Visoko, is just one of many Bosniac lineages of pre-Slav origins subject to the centuries’ long scholarly and politically motivated ignorance of the most remote Bosnian historical identity of which the historical and linguistic substance is not Slav. The stock is of both historical provenance and non-Slav origins, as is the name Bosnia itself.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 26-27
  • Page Range: 163-174
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian