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Re: history & modernity, my historical notes

Post by Ale » 2023-01-24 21:23, Tuesday

...even Ras (the ruin of not some looks)) is added to UNESCO heritage site, wow. Well I know a lot about all things and city and its importance (whose glory reached even Dante)) but really must admit I didn't know that it per se is also WH site, protected by (quasi) whole humanity :yes ...or i forgot, or neglected that detail. So yes great detail and "honour" really hats of to that to the world for once, for us medieval history lovers it trully is great honor, again... give it importance and that our med history was not "in vain" not unheard of.

but really want to - regarding "Albanian bad luck" to say so, even if today maybe me are even in worse position, not talking about economy at all but in a sense that they are here long and we only temporar migrants but with so many UNESCO sites and already for decades and they have none ; but really for some historical correctness... simply people having some knowledge or skill should do soem positive things sometimes and de-escalate but staying realistic... so - if we disregard theory about Preljub's origin which i don't base only on name but that he often commanded Albanians and maybe knew language - really history must not be "too hateful"... so few lines reader to understand how "positive story" about one Albanian was... in short - in times when everybody "disliked" (some envied because he was "richest man of Europe" by French De Brokijer :p Đurađ aka George Branković, our last glorious ruler of not royal nor imperial shine (just despot) and when even some proto-Montenegro tribes saw their chance to rebel against him (plastic description of situation enough) one Albanian (even catholic) nobleman, Ragusa (Dubrovnik) and partly Venice were only ready to help him and give some support... "Sapienti sat" as we Thracians who formed Rome via Serbius Tullius say, and really without humor of who helped him... so don't buy ever that "all Albanians were always against Serbs or similar" this is great story... Not only that that particular Albanian (Špani/Span) rode in his entourage giving him extra protection while he fled ftom Turks, but he also organised some guerillas and served as George's contact with army crew of besieged Novo Brdo... think such stories are worth telling and honorable, so i insisited... of course our churches/castles are ours and Albanians know that Kosovo is Serb word they accepted, but it has nothing to do with politics it is important story not to be biased and think it is powerful story (plus maybe, just maybe Preljub whome Dušan trusted very much and thought highly about him... simply he knew Albanian which very few Serbs knew so suscpicion)

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Re: history & modernity, my historical notes

Post by Ale » 2023-01-25 22:50, Wednesday

...really no action so to continue with my fun and info posts... but i think i'll finish with this one with one addition...

Man i mentioned (yes, it is not nice to translate names)) is, btw, Bertrandon de la Broquiere if you are serious reader, even quasi historian or something and can find original - Burgundian, is it PC to say French? ;) traveler, writer, adventurer, spy, diplomat and whatever needed... very nice lines about already dying Serbia, for us almost as valuable as fra Mauro map (Venetian so maybe biased as they were mostly our pals during period, giving citizenship to almost all rulers)... to continue with some positive things this time for eventual French readers - maybe you heard, maybe not but his lines were most likely main inspiration for (I'd say) some effective jokes from our recent history, just because he was "French" (to generalize) i.e. from one powerful country... namely, he was - although our George was indeed rich and able, but as seen not able enough militarily - inspiration for that lines you maybe even heard (like Srbija do Tokija) like (Frenchmen) said our rulers were richest, "golden fork" George and similar :yes One of the reasons - while nobody negates Branković family power and economic muscle, maybe base of last period of med Serbia... btw, he was grandson of that Branko whose belt finished in London for now? and with Asian dragon :) - anyway, to continue thought one of reasons possible was that while many castles were pretty old, centuries old by then, George greeted and talked with Bertrand in brand new all shiny then Smederevo castle/fort built just recently. So you now, new house, new horses and he was impressed :) While Bertrand (sometimes writen like that in our texts) was totally unaware he created some iconic lines, generally nice episode with Frenchman and obviously he liked George as well, when many disliked him :lol kudos for short but almost legendary description from "France"

think i finish this block of always fun and substantial subjects now, but as seen my passion...

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