Tracing of Path of the Character of Bosnian King Dabiša to His Daughter Stana from 26th April 1395 Cover Image

Tragom povelje bosanskog kralja Dabiše kćeri Stani od 26. aprila 1395. godine
Tracing of Path of the Character of Bosnian King Dabiša to His Daughter Stana from 26th April 1395

Author(s): Adis Zilić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za istoriju
Keywords: Bosnian King Dabiša; archive administration; archival units; restitution.

Summary/Abstract: Dabiša’s Charter made present for his daughter Stana and his son-in-law Juraj Radivojević was, under unknown circumstances, found in Haus-Hof und Staatsarchiv in Vienna in 1815. The Charter’s first publication the same year makes it one of oldest published documents of the Bosnian medieval period. As frequently stated in literature, the Charter was kept for a long time in Vienna. According to the 1923 Archive Agreement, the state of Austria assumed liability for the restitution of archival material taken to Vienna. This Agreement later became a legal basis for further negotiations. Signing the 1958 Protocol, Austria again assumed liability for complying with the regulations of the Agreement from 1923. Negotiations continued in 1975 when the Jugoslav delegation, according to Article eight of the Agreement Annex, claimed two of King Dabiša’s Charters. The Article (Article 8 of the Annex) states that archival units be handed over regardless of the units being of Jugoslav provenance or brought to Austria in any other way. The restitution of this valuable diplomatic material was carried out from October 11th to November 8th 1976, when it was stated that both Charters were received in the National Archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After that, Dabiša’s 1392 Charter is untraceable. The King’s gift to his daughter Stana was placed into the National Museum in 2011 where it is kept along with further two original medieval Bosnian Charters.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 241-258
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian