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Slovenian origine of Justinian I – the narrative continuum

Author(s): Ivana Dimić
Subject(s): Cultural history, Ethnohistory, Nationalism Studies, 6th to 12th Centuries, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнологију и антропологију
Keywords: Byzantine heritage; Iustiniana Prima; Arthur Evans; Mavro Orbini; pseudo-historiography; formation of a national identity; Macedonia;

Summary/Abstract: The narratives from historical writings that aim to establish continuity between the present and the past are widely accepted by the audience. In those witings the anachronistic ways of past interpretation are used. During past decades, there was increased interest in the Republic of Serbia, as well as in the Republic of Macedonia, for a narrative about the Slovenian origin of Byzantine emperor Justinian I (527–565). This narrative was often used as supporting argument of the thesis about the birthplace of Justinian I, but also for the purpose of emphasizing the efforts of modern countries to proof the legitimacy to historical/cultural heritage.

  • Issue Year: 19/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 93-117
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Serbian