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Академик Сима Ћирковић (1929-2009) - медиевиста монументалног научног опуса
Academician Sima Ćirković (1929 – 2009)- A medievalist of monumental scientific importance

Author(s): Miomir Dašić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Историјски институт Црне Горe
Keywords: Sima Ćirković; medieval history; University in Belgrade; Serbia; Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Summary/Abstract: Sima Ćirković, PhD, (1929-2009) was the professor of Serbian medieval history at the Faculty of Philosophy of University in Belgrade, a full member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a corresponding member of the Academies of Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro. As a historian, Ćirković got his education and was formed as a scientist in the renowned Belgrade’s historiography school. His extensive scientific work has approximately 500 bibliography units, chronologically and thematically diverse and based on the first-class archive material from the archives of Dubrovnik, Venice, Kotor, Budapest and other archives. The works of this scientist have enriched the medieval historiography of Serbia, Montenegro and the Balkans. He was a historian with a modern approach to the past of Serbian people and other peoples of the Balkans, not only in the medieval times. He was also talented at writing syntheses – chapters in the History of Montenegro, History of Serbian people, History of medieval Bosnian state, books: Medieval Serbs, Serbs among European Peoples, and other monographs. Due to his scientific reputation, he was elected into numerous international scientific institutions, invited to universities in the USA, Germany and other European countries, where he taught lectures on medieval history of Serbia and the Balkans. He received the highest national awards in Serbia for his scientific work, and rewards from renowned scientific institutions abroad The work of professor Ćirković has been translated to German, Italian, French, Russian, Slovenian and Chinese. Academic reviews had a high appreciation for his work and named him the greatest Serbian and Balkan medievalist in the second half of the 20th century.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 215-254
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Serbian