By Peter (Montenegro, Fürstbischof II.); Mažuranić, Ivan; Zlatar, Zdenko

Among 1400 and 1878, nearly all of Southern Slavic peoples persisted a number of centuries of Ottoman rule. within the 19th century there has been a stream between either the Croats and the Serbs to put aside neighborhood, ethnic, spiritual, and cultural changes so that it will interact towards the liberation of the entire Southern Slavs from the Ottoman yoke. those volumes discover how the masterpieces of 2 top poets one of the Croats and Serbs - Ivan Mažuranić (1814-1890) and Petar II Petrović Njegoš (1813-1851), who used to be Prince-Bishop of Montenegro from 1830-1851 - handled the Southern Slavs’ courting to Islam of their maximum poetic works, The loss of life of Smail-agha Čengić and The Mountain Wreath, respectively

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23 This results in exalting the sultan over all other men> In order that he may rule alone With thy sword over Soul and Body In the midst of old Tsarigrad, On his new throne.. 24 The Ottoman Empire is not just based on the sword< it is also based on Fear> So that he ªthe sultanº holds in the palm of his hand Fate and Fortune< that his Word is Law< And that his mightiest lords Tremble from his command alone. 25 Thus Gundulic;&s final charge is also a return to the fundamental theme of the Wheel of Fortune> the Ottomans arrogate to their Emperor the right to determine individual human Fate and the Destiny of the World.

Turned the aftermath of the sack of Constantinople into an unshakable conviction that divine Providence would return the captured city to the Hellenes... &&6 But the best proof that the change from yours to ours took place a generation before Politis gave a scholarly endorsement to it is found in Aristotle Valaoritis& poem, dating back to the 1860s, which has the revolutionary hero Athanasios ªThanassisº Diakos contemplating the fulfilment of the ^Great Idea& ªMegali Ideaº> —Bow before the throne of the first king, the monument of our last one...

Years before he ^discovered& Gundulic; Maz=uranic; wrote a poem ^^Whence the Name Slav&& ªOtkuda ime Slavjanº, published in Gaj&s newspaper, Danica, which betrays his deep interest in the centuries-old debate on whether the word Slav ªslovene, slaveneº is derived from the Slavic word for ^glory& ªslavaº or for ^word& or ^letter& ªslovoº, meaning ^speech&> Is it Glory$ Or is it the wise word Of the Slavs$ Under the sun he still stands Glorious, and thus Glory would have given Its attribute to him< but full of speech, if so derived.

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