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Srpsko-bugarski odnosi na kraju 13. veka
The Serbo-Bulgarian Relations At The End Of The 13th Century

Author(s): Siniša Mišić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Serbia; Bulgari; Byzantine Empire;

Summary/Abstract: Relations between the Serbs and the Bulgarians at the end of the 13th century has been a part of global international relations in the Balkans and in the Danube region. The Tatars (Mongols) as the powerful warring people represent external factor that highly influenced those relations. They also made powerful impact on the Serbian and Bulgarian states of the time. The relations between the Serbs and the Bulgarians had not been at the time determined by their attitude toward the Byzantine Empire which was of the Serbian state, while Bulgaria went through tough period of disintegration of the central power. The internal affaires of those two states influenced their mutual relations. During the war with the Byzantine Empire, king Milutin tried to keep Bulgaria on his side, which is the reason why he became related by the marriage to the Bulgarian imperial family. However, strong involvement of Nogay made this alliance non-useful. After 1299 Serbia lost interest for Bulgaria, and behavior toward the queen Ana made two states enter the 14th century as the enemies. The close relations would be maintained with Vidin. In the frame of those relations Milutin’s marriage and release of the Bulgarian princess Ana should be regarded, while Stefan’s marriage had been motivated differently and happened around 1305/1306.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 333-340
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Serbian