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Guča Gora i graditeljski val u Bosni Srebrenoj pod konac osmanske vlasti
Guča Gora and church engineering in Bosnia Argentina in the setting of ottoman empire

Author(s): Fra Marko Karamatić
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Architecture, History of Church(es), Modern Age, 15th Century, 19th Century
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: Guča Gora; monastery; "Bosna Srebrena"; Ottoman rule; modern age; construction; sacral architecture;
Summary/Abstract: From the beginning of the conquest of Bosnia in 1463, the number of sacral buildings had been continuously decreasing. The Ottoman authorities didn’t allow new ones to be built. The most sacral buildings were destroyed at the end of 17th century during the Austrian-Turkish war. So it happened that in beginning of 19th century only five churches and three of numerous middle age monasteries remained in Bosnia Argentina. Worship was performed in the open. In the forties of the 19th century reforms attempting to accommodate Ottoman Empire to West-European standards in politics, economy and equality of citizens were initiated. The Sultan’s decree of 1839 permitted the increase of freedoms to the Christians, and the decree of 1856 made Christians equal to the Muslims. The result was that it was easier to get licenses to build churches, bringing about the real building wave in Bosnia Argentina: monasteries in Livno, Plehan, Tolisa, among others the monumental one in Guča Gora, monastery churches in Sarajevo, Kreševo, Sutjeska, Jajce, Petrićevac,, and parish churches in Vidoši, Ovčarevo, Dolac, Vareš, Dubica…

  • Page Range: 207-238
  • Page Count: 32
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Croatian