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Balkans-msg - 2/9/12


Balkan history and culture. (Yugoslavia)


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This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the individual authors.


Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this time. If information is published from these messages, please give credit to the originator(s).


Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: blktauna at netaxs.com (Donna Bowers)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Russia/Black Sea/Caspian Sea area

Date: 22 Jan 1995 19:45:41 GMT

Organization: Netaxs Internet BBS and Shell Accounts



"The Early Medieval Balkans, a critical survey from the 6th to the late

12th cents."

John V.A. Fine jr. Univ of Mich press


blktauna at netaxs.com



Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

From: bq676 at torfree.net (Kristine E. Maitland)

Subject: Ibn Battuta/Balkan History

Organization: Toronto Free-Net

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 12:54:23 GMT


Now that I have Cariadoc's attention...(grin)


Was doing my usual browse at Robarts Library (U of Toronto) and came

across an article that you guys might interesting:


H. T. Norris. "Ibn Battuta's Journey in the North-Eastern Balkans." in

        journal of Islamic Studies_ vol #5 #2 (July 1994) pp209-220


Given that I'm a "professional" browser, I think that I may start a weekly

thread, and pass my nifty sources to you guys.


Ines Carmen Maria de Freitas



Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:02:07 MST

From: "Caley Woulfe" <cwoulfe at life.edu>

Subject: ANST - Medieval Serbian website

To: "Tavern Yard" <TY at reashelm.ce.utk.edu>

CC: "Ansteorran List" <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>





From: Paul Halsall <phalsall at unf.edu>

To: byzans-l at lists.missouri.edu <byzans-l at lists.missouri.edu>;

mediev-l at ukans.edu <mediev-l at ukans.edu>

Date: Monday, November 08, 1999 5:04 PM

Subject: Chilander on CD


Chilander is a monastery on Mount Athos which in 1198 was refounded by

St. Sava as a the Serbian monastery on Athos.


At the Byzantine Studies Conference this past weekend Dr. Taylor

Hostetter [hilandercd at hotmail.com] presented one of the most fascinating

CD-Roms I have ever seen.


Called, _In the Heart of Hilander_ ($32) it is a complete three

dimensional presentation of the monastery church of the foundation. The

work presents a complete photographic record of the inside and outside

of the Church (think of a sort of Byzantine version of Myst or Doom), in

which every image of the Church is viewable, many in different sizes

(although the pictures are not scalable.) Moving the cursor over each

image calls up the identity of the figure in question, feast days of the

figure, and a great deal of additional information.


The work allow much more than this. It also allows sectional views,

views of the monastery church at different periods of its construction,

examination of the use of space, and an ability to see the frescos

without the current monastic furniture (iconstands and so forth.)


Other modules allow you to play Serbian church music in the background,

to explore the architectural forms of a Byzantine church, to trace the

history of Mt Athos, and even to follow Bible stories through the

paintings. There are even a series of inbuilt databases on the images

which users can access.


In all the disk claims to contain nearly 5000 images on over 3000 pages,

with the ability to see every one of the 950 wall paintings individually

and in context.


In other words, this is a stunning achievement -- a CD which does things

that no book can do, and in a depth that will satisfy almost anyone. The

promise that it might be a model for further presentations of

architectural monuments is only icing on the cake.


Supposedly a website on the project will be set up soon -- with the URL





In the meantime, I really would encourage any one who wants to enthuse

students about Byzantium, the medieval Balkans, or the middle ages in

general, to get hold of the disk. Students I have been showing it to in

my office all day long have left with their eyes popping.


Paul Halsall



Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:20:10 -0400

From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] 10th-13th century Turkish was Sixteenth

        Century       Turkish


Lots of resources here too, but the food references are going to be  

hit and miss.


Selected Bibliography of English-language Print Resources for Balkans




You'll find books mentioned like:

Fine, John V. A., Jr. The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey  

from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century [1983]


"Most of what has been written on the medieval Balkans - the area that  

now encompasses Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Albania? has been  

little more than a footnote to Byzantine history or has been limited  

to narrow national histories. The Early Medieval Balkans is the first  

comprehensive examination of the events of early medieval Balkan  

history events that were as important as they are fascinating."




Johnnae, playing librarian


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