Year 2020, Volume , Issue 4, Pages 63 - 77 2020-06-20

Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”

Dženan DAUTOVİĆ [1]


The teachings of the Bosnian Church constitute one of the greatest mysteries of the medieval period of Bosnian history. The issue whether it acted in the realms of heresy or orthodoxy has been disputed in a scientific battleground in historiographical circles many times. Just a touch less controversy is linked with the nature of military missions proclaimed and executed against Bosnian ''heretics''. Some authors characterize these conflicts as religious, so typical for crusades, while others, however, emphasize the political and territorial pretensions of Hungary regarding Bosnia, as the main motif, describing the Holy war idea as a cover story for the sake of the Papal curia. The triangle between Hungary, Rome and Bosnia was the focal point of discourse in which numerous accusations on one side and explanations from the other occurred, along with war propaganda, anti-heretic warnings and attempts to prove innocence and that right path were followed. Interestingly, the Bosnian medieval state, so many times threatened with crusades against it, became the leading advocate for crusade missions against the Ottoman danger in the 15th century. This transformation did not occur because crusader ideas prevailed, but rather because of evolution within the social and administrative structures. This work will explore all the differences between the opposing historiographic streams, their approaches regarding sources and literature. The main goal is to determine how research performed with more or less identical source material, can produce such opposing results.

Historiography, Medieval Bosnia, Bosnian Kingdom, Heretic, Crusade, Bosnian Church
  • Amir Duranovic Admir Mulaosmanovic
Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-7858-3977
Author: Dženan DAUTOVİĆ
Institution: Regional Museum Travnik and Faculty of Pedagogy University of Bihać
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina


Dates

Publication Date : June 20, 2020

Bibtex @research article { balkar563366, journal = {Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies}, issn = {2667-470X}, eissn = {2667-470X}, address = {}, publisher = {Mehmet HACISALİHOĞLU}, year = {2020}, volume = {}, pages = {63 - 77}, doi = {}, title = {Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”}, key = {cite}, author = {Dautovi̇ć, Dženan} }
APA Dautovi̇ć, D . (2020). Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics” . Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies , (4) , 63-77 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/balkar/issue/54477/563366
MLA Dautovi̇ć, D . "Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”" . Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies (2020 ): 63-77 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/balkar/issue/54477/563366>
Chicago Dautovi̇ć, D . "Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”". Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies (2020 ): 63-77
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ISNAD Dautovi̇ć, Dženan . "Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”". Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies / 4 (June 2020): 63-77 .
AMA Dautovi̇ć D . Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”. BALKAR. 2020; (4): 63-77.
Vancouver Dautovi̇ć D . Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”. Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies. 2020; (4): 63-77.
IEEE D. Dautovi̇ć , "Historiographic Controversy about the Crusades against Bosnian “Heretics”", Journal of Balkan and Black Sea Studies, no. 4, pp. 63-77, Jun. 2020