HISTORIOGRAPHIC AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY ON PETER II PETROVIĆ NJEGOŠ Cover Image
  • Price 2.50 €

ИСТОРИОГРАФСКО-БИБЛИОГРАФСКИ ОГЛЕД О ПЕТРУ II ПЕТРОВИЋУ-ЊЕГОШУ
HISTORIOGRAPHIC AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAY ON PETER II PETROVIĆ NJEGOŠ

Author(s): Momčilo Pejović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Petar II Petrović Njegoš; Cetinje; Montenegro; Rossia; Mountain Wreath

Summary/Abstract: The historiographic and bibliographic essay provides basic information about Peter II Petrović Njegoš as a Montenegrin ruler, Prince-Bishop, poet and philosopher. After the death of Peter I Petrović Njegoš, his nephew Radivoje – Rade Tomov was elected heir to the Montenegrin throne, and after becoming a monk he received the name Peter II Petrović Njegoš. He stayed on the Montenegrin throne from 1830 until his death on October 19/30 1851. Njegoš’s heir as a ruler and a statesman was Prince Danilo, and the last member of the Petrović dynasty on the Montenegrin throne was king and poet Nikola Mirkov Petrović. By coming to the Montenegrin throne, Njegoš managed to unite in his personality the personalities of an Orthodox Metropolitan, a statesman-ruler, a poet and a philosopher. He did not remain at the Montenegrin throne as a ruler for a long time. Although he had come to the throne as a very young man, during his reign he displayed great maturity, wisdom, persistence and skill in negotiating internal and especially foreign political events or war conflicts, border raids, tribal strife and disagreements and even frequent blood feuds. Moreover, he displayed a strong determination in implementing his decisions regarding organization of the government, strengthening of the central institutions necessary for the new form of state administration and for creating the conditions necessary for introducing and maintaining the state apparatus. Foreign press wrote a lot about Montenegro and Montenegrins during Njegoš’s reign, and especially after his death, resulting in numerous written works about him as a ruler of Montenegro and about his work as a poet. In this historiographic and bibliographic work intended for a wider literary circle, and partly for professional or scientific workers, we have tried to point at the numerous publications and bibliographic units to be found in Montenegrin bibliography or in special editions of certain authors who have solely dealt with Njegoš as a ruler or with his literary work.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-54
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian