What is the problem with this revitalization mythological figures? Of course, no one argues that history should give up his research from this period, so vitally important for the entire further history of the Serbian people. But what it means not supposed to work is that his historical theory (yes, these are all just theories and scientific hypotheses) declared for some “truth about the Battle of Kosovo.” Truth is the word that the Serbian people still carries some weight and declaring “Lazarus-extremists”, “Stankovic-terrorists,” “Make-vase” and “rational Brankovic” for (although “historical”) truth about the Battle of Kosovo, in fact disqualify the role that these famous names playing in the Serbian national consciousness.
And it is precisely this role, the purpose of their existence , much is significant for our nation of “verifiable historical facts” about them. Lazar, Marko Milos Brankovic and led his short life in Serbia in the fourteenth century, but as symbols and paradigms continue to live, and to purify the city during the hundreds of years, to the resurrection of the Serbian state and the nation in the nineteenth century constituted as based Serbian national idea . Content that about them can offer us historiography analysis of minor and insignificant compared with content in them load your six hundred years of national experience.
From the banal “historical figures” they became legends , ideals forged and nurtured for centuries, to each successive generation of our countrymen conveyed all that is valuable for keeping the faith and beliefs of our ancestors. Rather than become frozen figure of a rational, cold and restrained history , they have become a dynamic hub etiological and constants a folk morality. They, as constituent elements of myth, not subordinate but superior to the laws of history. The role of our history in general and not to interpret them, but they are just there to help us to interpret the actual events of our history.
Through the centuries of slavery, wars, migrations, ups and downs, Serbs guarding the building and Kosovo myth, and he kept and built them. But what, in fact, “The Kosovo myth”? What is it? What it comes down? In our public, Kosovo myth is usually mixed and contaminated specific historic “pebbles for Dusan’s Empire”, which in turn is interpreted as a reflection of “Greater imperialism” and “territorial claims on neighboring states.” While Kosovo’s narrative, however, has to do with the lost empire, because, among other things, the narrative collapse of the empire, he primarily narrates the fateful choice that the whole people made a covenant in place ahead of the crucial clash with the Turkish army, from “Kingdom of Heaven” and “Kingdom of Earth”.
This allegorical interpretation of Serbian deaths in Kosovo, essentially rooted in Christian theology, is now at the highest possible cynicism puts into context the proverbial “our” relativism own defeat and glorifying themselves as “moral winners” in them.
Through the ridicule ridiculing and morality alone, insisting that justice is indeed, as Plato’s Socrates to persuade Thrasymachus, “good for the stronger”, that it exists only “losers and weaklings,” and that “it is better to do injustice than was put up.”
“The ideals of fools die”, no less cynical verse Bora Djordjevic, presented to the alarming state of decadent criticized Yugoslav society of that time, had been taken to the supreme wisdom, the voice of reason and excuse to dismiss with derision every ideal and every form of moral principled as “naivety, stupidity and social idiocy.”
Insisting that Serbs in Kosovo “lost empire”, forgetting that they are there at the same time “Empire gained”, which is why the illiterate and oppressed Serbian paradise under the Turkish yoke just Lazarus, and not someone from Nemanjića, proclaimed “Serbian Emperor “Emperor, who, however, missed the opportunity to acquire earthly kingdom like Dushan, but because, according to tradition, prestoluje all Serbs in Kingdom of Heaven, according to our compatriots who everyone goes” God in truth.
Car Lazar, along with his army in Kosovo made the choice that it cost the earth, but that he won Heavenly Serbia. And today is no longer just ismejanog more disqualified idea of “Heavenly Serbia”, as well as remarks about the “heavenly people” are the reason for the outburst of laughter and sarcastic snipes Serbian former brothers in the region.
A laugh can be the only ones, who in “Heavenly Serbia” seen version of the “underlying myth” of “the Serbs, the nation’s oldest,” which are raznorazni domestic charlatans and pseudoistoričari lead to the absurd and justified contempt celekupne intellectual community.
“Heavenly Serbia”, however, is not an archaeological myth, but an eschatology – it tells the story, not on the origin of Serbs, but of their purpose . And that goal was never just a “ground Serbia”, which is the reason why all the accusations of “Greater expansion of” falling into the water.
“Heavenly Serbia”, with Lazar on the throne, the Serbs have a Christianize version of the Norse Valhalla, where sitting in eternal peace and bliss are the best of our people, whose success and achievements we should be worthy, not militarily, but just on money, spiritual and moral level.
National call the “sanctification of Kosovo,” therefore never a call for blood revenge (and otherwise too domesticated in that tragic country), but the attention to practical and political activities of the entire Serbian nation only one goal – moral, honorable and noble life worthy of our glorious ancestors .