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Bosansko-humski krstjani u pravoslavnim grčkim i slavenskim vrelima
Krstjani of Bosnia and Hum in Greek Orthodox and Slavic sources

Author(s): Ante Birin
Subject(s): Middle Ages, Recent History (1900 till today), 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, 19th Century
Published by: Institut za istoriju
Summary/Abstract: In this work, the author delivers a short overview of Greek Orthodox and Slavic sources that provide evidence for both the rise and the expansion of the Bogomil heresy and its basic principles, and the heresy of Bosnia and Hum. Under the influence of Franjo Rački’s theory that was dominant in historiography and claimed that the krstjani of Bosnia and Hum were direct descendants of the Bogomil dualist movement that emerged in Bulgaria, these sources also mentioned either Bogomils or krstjani of Bosnia and Hum presented as a part of an integral practice. Besides the overview of the works in which the mentioned sources were critically analyzed – starting with Jaroslav Šidak’s monograph Problem “bosanske crkve” u našoj historiografiji od Petranovića do Glušca (The Problem of the “Bosnian Church” in our historiography from Petranović to Glušac), Aleksandar V. Solovjev’s Svedočanstva pravoslavnih izvora o bogumilstvu na Balkanu (Testimonies of the Orthodox sources on Bogomils in the Balkans) and Franjo Šanjek’s capital collection Bosansko-humski krstjani u povijesnim vrelima (Krstjani of Bosnia and Hum in historical sources) - this expose pays special attention to examining the very Greek Orthodox and Slavic sources. In the process, the author indicates the need for separate interpretation of the sources that confirm the rise and expansion of Bogomil heresy in the Balkan states and those that specifically refer to krstjani and krstjanice, the heretics from Bosnia and Hum. Separate accounts of these two heresies in the canonical records of the Serbian Orthodox Church clearly show that these were two distinct heresies that could, in no way, be identified.

  • Page Range: 387-405
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: Croatian