KOSOVO – HISTORY AND ACTUALITY
AbstractAbstractThe Kosovo region was always the “cause of fight” between Serbians and Albanians,Kosovo becoming a long source of hate between the two populations. The Serbiansconsidered Kosovo the “Saint Land”, some kind of Jerusalem. They provided historicalarguments as well: they were saying that the territory of Kosovo province was situated in thecentre of their medieval empire; on this territory were the main religious “flags”, whichhelped the Serbians to achieve their own cultural identity, in this region being situated theirmain monasteries built during the medieval period.The Serbian writer Dobrico Ćosić stated in 1999 that Kosovo province “is not only apiece of land, it represents the Serbian identity itself. With the loss of Kosovo... the Serbianpeople was mutilated”.In this study, a range of observations are provided on etymology, a brief history, aswell as the causes which determined the beginning of conflict.
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