Curarunt Io. Commission d'histoire médiévale, Éditions de l'Université de Varsovie, 1977, page 31. [21] The theory subsequently assumes that Alanian Serbi were subdued by the Huns in the 4th century and that they, as part of the Hunnic army, migrated to the western edge of the Hunnic Empire (in the area of Central Europe near the river Elbe, later designated as White Serbia in what is now Saxony (eastern Germany) and western Poland). De Administrando Imperio ('On the Governance of the Empire') is the Latin title of a Greek-language work written by the 10th-century Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII. But when they had crossed the river Danube , they changed their minds and sent a request to the emperor Heraclius, through the military governor then holding Belgrade , that he would grant them other land to … The author proposes an interpretation according to which Constantine VII. [21][22] Over time, they, it is argued, intermarried with the local Slavic population of the region,[21][22] adopted Slavic language, and transferred their name to the Slavs. Iacobus Reiskius..., VII Constantin, Gleditschius, 1754, page 397. ... Serbs, Zachlumi, Terbouniotes, Kanalites, Diocletians and … emperor Constantine Porhpyrogenitus — De administrando imperio. in describing the earliest history of Croats and Serbs in 30 through 32 chapters of his work De administrando imperio. [6] In early historical assessment like that of German historian Ludwig Albrecht Gebhardi (1735–1802), the Serb archon was a son of Dervan, who was the Duke (dux) of the Surbi, east of the Saale. De administrando imperio, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (Emperor of the East), Gyula Moravcsik, Pázmány Péter Tudományegyetemi Görög Filológiai Intézet, 1949, page 115. The Unknown Archon was the first Serbian ruler. Prodeunt nunc primum Græce, cum Latina interpretatione et commentariis. White Serbia bordered to the Franks and White Croatia. The early medieval Balkans: a critical survey from the sixth to the late twelfth century, John Van Antwerp Fine, University of Michigan Press, 1991, page 56. http://www.mo-vrebac-pavlovac.hr/attachments/article/451/Sima%20%C4%86irkovi%C4%87%20SRBI%20ME%C4%90U%20EVROPSKIM%20NARODIMA.pdf. [9][10], In contemporary historiography and archaeology, the narratives of De Administrando Imperio have been reassessed as they contain anachronisms and factual mistakes. Sava S. Vujić - Bogdan M. Basarić, Severni Srbi (ne)zaboravljeni narod, Beograd, 1998, page 40. According to De Administrando Imperio (DAI, written by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII (912-959), the Serbs originated from the "White Serbs" who lived on the "other side of Turkey" (name used for Hungary), in the area that they called "Boiki" (Bohemia). The Serbs, as the other South Slavs, absorbed Paleo-Balkan peoples and established various states throughout the Middle Ages. According to the Byzantine source of the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913−959) De administrando imperio, the Balkan Croats arrived from the territory of White Croatia north of the Carpathians. The book content, according to its preface, is divided into four sections: Descendants of these White Serbs are the present day Lusatian Serbs (Sorbs), who still live in the Lusatia (Lužica, Lausitz) region of eastern Germany. According to De Administrando Imperio (DAI, written by the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII (912-959), the Serbs originated from the "White Serbs" who lived on the "other side of Turkey" (name used for Hungary), in the area that they called "Boiki" (Bohemia). De administrando imperio ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ ΕΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΩΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙ ΑΙΩΝΙΩΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΡΩΜΑΙΩΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟΝ Ι∆ΙΟΝ ΥΙΟΝ ΡΩΜΑΝΟΝ ΤΟΝ ΘΕΟΣΤΕΦΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΡΦΥΡΟΓΕΝΝΗΤΟΝ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΑ Προοίμιον. [24], This theory assumes that Serbs are an autochthonic people in the Balkans and Podunavlje, where they presumably lived before historical Slavic and Serb migration to the Balkans in the 6th-7th centuries. In chapters 29, 30, 31, and 32 — the author dedicated parts of his text to the question of Serbo-Croat baptism. This is a reprint of the second revised edition of the text and translation of the De Administrando Imperio written and compiled by Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus in the tenth century. It contains a wide variety of information on both foreign relations and internal administration and is one of the most important historical documents surviving from the Middle Byzantine period. [22], Deformed human skulls that are connected to the Alans are also discovered in the area that was later designated as "White Serbia". Over time, the South Slavic and mostly Illyrian tribes of this territory mixed with the Serbs and also adopted Serb name as their own. [13], Last edited on 16 December 2020, at 16:12, "The Settlement of the Croats and Serbs on the Balkans in the Frame of the Byzantine-Avar Conflicts", "Constantine Porphyrogenitus' Source on the Earliest History of the Croats and Serbs", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Unknown_Archon&oldid=994605512, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 16:12. of 1967 edition), Dumbarton Oaks Texts #1. Greek text edited by Gyula Moravcsik, with facing English translation by Romilly Jenkins, in 348 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Vladimir Ćorović, Ilustrovana istorija Srba, knjiga prva, Beograd, 2005, page 61. There are also opinions that data from "De administrando imperio" that describes Serb migration to the Balkans is not correct and that Serbs came to the Balkans from Eastern Slavic lands, together with other South Slavs. In chapter 29 Constantine wrote that the Serbs, Croats and all other Slavs from Dalmatia shook off the reins of Byzantine rule in the times of the Emperor Michael Regardless of which is correct, Serbs and Sorbs of today are very different peoples, with different customs, tradition and religion. Earlier we posted a summary of the versions of the story about the arrival of the Croats as found in De Administrando Imperio (Of the Administration of an Empire). White Serbia bordered to the Franks and White Croatia. Aleksandar M. Petrović, Arheografija naroda jugoistočne Evrope, Beograd, 2006, page 20. ⓘ Destinikon, rendered in Serbian as Dostinik or Dostinika, was one of eight inhabited cities of baptized Serbia, mentioned in De Administrando Imperio. The Serbs trace their history to the 6th and 7th-century southwards migration of Slavs. [7] This theory was supported by Miloš Milojević (1872),[8] while Romilly Jenkins (1962) and Relja Novaković (1977) argued the possibility that they were brothers or other relatives. [1][2][3] These authors used these names to refer to Serbs and Sorbs in areas where their historical (or current) presence was/is not disputed (notably in the Balkans and Lusatia), but there are also sources that mention the same or similar names in other parts of the World (most notably in the Asiatic Sarmatia in the Caucasus). Its name is translated as On the Administration of the Empire. Constantin Porphyrogenitos "De Administrando Imperio" cap.32, pp.152 ed.Bonn "Starine" 14,1882 pp.163 44)In 14th century Byzantine Emperor Kantakusen mentioned Serbs near Phillipi and Prosek. 150 years after the reign of Heraclius which was in the 7th century. Aleksandar M. Petrović, Arheografija naroda jugoistočne Evrope, Beograd, 2006, page 19. DAI claims that after two brothers inherited the rule from their father, one of them took half of the people and migrated to the Byzantine Empire (i.e. In mainstream historiography, this is considered to be a fringe theory, and the methods used by its proponents are often pseudoscientific. 517-577. The exact .. 950by Byzantine emperorConstantine VII. DAI claims that after two brothers inherited the rule from their father, one of them took half of the people and migrated to the Byzantine Empire (i.e. 32 [Of the Serbs and of the country they now dwell in. [12] D. Dzino (2010) considers that the story of the migration from White Serbia after the invitation of Heraclius as a means of explanation of the settlement of the Serbs is a form of rationalization of the social and cultural change which the Balkans had undergone via the misinterpretation of historical events placed in late antiquity. People with name Serbi (Серби) near the estuary of the river Volga, according to the map from the book of Jovan Rajić, printed in Vienna in 1794. De Administrando Imperio ("On the Governance of the Empire") is the Latin title of a Greek work written by the 10th-century Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine VII.The Greek title of the work is Πρὸς τὸν ἴδιον υἱὸν Ρωμανόν ("For his own son Romanos"). At that time, the from southeastern Europe invaded the and settled the. De administrando imperio) или Спис о народима је назив који се у историјској науци користи за спис настао средином 10. века у Византији. Attempts of various researchers to connect these names with modern Serbs produced various theories about the origin of the Serb people. The only primary source evidence regarding the first recorded dynasty of rulers in Serbia is the De Administrando Imperio of Konstantinos Porphyrogenetos [1], probably written in the 940s. [25] It is suggested that the ancient city of Serbinum in Pannonia was named after these hypothetical autochthonic Serbs. "[5], According to the accounts in DAI the first Christianization of the Serbs should be dated to 632–638; this could be interpreted at first glance as Porphyrogenitus' invention, or might have actually taken place, encompassing a limited group of chiefs and then very poorly received by the wider layers of the tribe. For the purposes of its narrative, the DAI formulates a mistaken etymology of the Serbian ethnonym which it derives from Latin servi (serfs). Henricus Leichius et Io. to the Balkans), which was governed by Emperor Heraclius (610-641). It is a description and analysis of the 10th century Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus' manual known as De Administrando Imperio. Sava S. Vujić - Bogdan M. Basarić, Severni Srbi (ne)zaboravljeni narod, Beograd, 1998, page 36. [23] Serbian language has perhaps more in common with Russian then with Sorbian. Early references to „Serboi” Serb lands in the 9th century, according to De administrando imperio But when two brothers succeeded their father in the rule of Serbia, one of them, taking a moiety of the folk, claimed the protection of Heraclius, the emperor of the Romans, and the same emperor Heraclius received him and gave him a place in the province of Thessalonica to settle in, namely Servia, which from that time has acquired this denomination. Various historical authors mentioned names of Serbs (Serbian: Srbi / Срби) and Sorbs (Upper Sorbian: Serbja; Lower Sorbian: Serby) in different variants: as Cervetiis (Servetiis), gentis (S)urbiorum, Suurbi, Sorabi, Soraborum, Sorabos, Surpe, Sorabici, Sorabiet, Sarbin, Swrbjn, Servians, Sorbi, Sirbia, Sribia, Zirbia, Zribia, Suurbelant, Surbia, Serbulia / Sorbulia among others. According to De Administrando Imperio (948–952), in chapter 35, Diokleia (Διοκλεία) included the "large, inhabited cities" of Gradetai, Nougrade, and Lontodokla. Text and Scan , translated chapters 29-36 of the De Administrando Imperio ( DAI) : 29. The Greek title of the work is Πρὸς τὸν ἴδιον υἱὸν Ρωμανόν ('To [my] own son Romanos'). [20], Theory about Iranian origin of the Serb ethnonym assumes that ancient Serbi / Serboi from north Caucasus (Asiatic Sarmatia) were a Sarmatian (Alanian) tribe. De Administrando Imperio, ch. There these migrants founded the city of Gordoservon, the name of which gives grounds for supposing that among its founders there were Serbs, and was also known under names Gordoserbon and Servochoria. Instytut Historyczny, Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne. Sima M. Ćirković, SRBI MEĐU EUROPSKIM NARODIMA,(Serbs) 2008. After the Hunnic leader Attila died (in 453), Alanian Serbi presumably became independent and ruled in the east of the river Saale (in modern-day Germany) over the local Slavic population. de administrando imperio Среди трудов, авторство которых приписывается византийскому императору Константину VII Багрянородному (913-959 гг. Both proto-Croats and proto-Serbs became at least from the 9 th century, if not earlier, clearly a Slavic people. It contains a wide variety of information on both foreign relations and internal administration and is one of the most important historical documents surviving from the Middle Byzantine period. [18][19], The Emperor Constantine III (641) transferred a part of the Slavs from the Balkans (Vardar region) to Asia Minor. Idemo od početka teorije seoba Juznih Slovena. [23] According to Indo-European interpretation, different sides of the World are designated with different colors, thus, white color is a designation for the west, black color for the north, blue or green color for the east and red color for the south. Najznacajniji dokument za istoriju juznih slovena je svakako „De Administrando Imperio” od Konstantina Porfirogenita. It is a domestic and foreign policy manual for the use of Constantine's son and successor, the Emperor Romanos II. B. [11], As the Byzantine Empire sought to establish its hegemony towards the Serbs, the narrative of the DAI sought to establish a historical hegemony over the Serbs by claiming that their arrival, settlement and conversion to Christianity was the direct result of the Byzantine interference in the centuries which preceded the writing of DAI. Keywords: Diocletians, Serbs, Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, De administrando imperio, ethnic identity Етнички идентитет Дукљана које помиње цар Константин VII Порфиро- Sava S. Vujić - Bogdan M. Basarić, Severni Srbi (ne)zaboravljeni narod, Beograd, 1998, pages 38-39. 11. 10. Proponents of this theory (for example Jovan I. Deretić, Olga Luković Pjanović, Miloš Milojević) claimed that Serbs either came to the Balkans long before the 7th century or Serb 7th century migration to the Balkans was only partial and Serbs who, according to "De administrando imperio", came from the north founded in the Balkans other Serbs that already lived there. Now, after some time these same Serbs decided to depart to their own homes, and the emperor sent them off. Gradetai may have been Starigrad, Nougrade may have been Prevlaka, while the location of Lontodokla is uncertain. cletians to be Serbs also, although he nowhere explicitly recorded that. Now, after some time these same Serbs decided to depart to their own homes, and the emperor sent them off. This study by the great historian J. Parameśa Caudhurī, India in Kurdistan, Qwality Book Company, 2005, page 79. Prosvjeta, Том 16, Društvo hrvatskih književnika., 1908, page 216. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Origin_hypotheses_of_the_Serbs&oldid=999296894, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Serbian-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, In the same book where he mentioned people named, This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 13:28. People with name Sirbi near the estuary of the river Volga, on Ptolemaic map from 1598. It aims to show that the basic source for the earliest history of the Croats and Serbs belonged to the literary genre De conver-sione. De Administrando Imperiois the commonly used title of a scholarly work from ca. О управљању царством (лат. The account in DAI about the Serbs mentions that they requested from the Byzantine commander of present-day Belgrade to settle in the theme of Thessalonica, which was formed ca. The term Unnamed Prince of Serbia (Serbian: неименовани српски архонт / neimenovani srpski arhont),[1] or the Unknown Prince (Serbian: непознати кнез / nepoznati knez),[2] refers to the Serbian prince from the first half of the 7th century, who according to the De Administrando Imperio (10th century CE) supposedly led his people from their original homeland in White Serbia, to settle in the Balkans during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius (610–641), as mentioned in Emperor Constantine VII's work De Administrando Imperio (written in 950s). Quaestiones medii aevi, Томови 1-4, Uniwersytet Warszawski. And since what is now Serbia and Pagania and the so-called country of the Zachlumi and Trebounia and the country of the Kanalites were under the dominion of the emperor of the Romans, and since these countries had been made desolate by the Avars (for they had expelled from those parts the Romans who now live in Dalmatia and Dyrrachium), therefore the emperor settled these same Serbs in these countries, and they were subject to the emperor of the Romans; and the emperor brought elders from Rome and baptized them (632) and taught them fairly to perform the works of piety and expounded to them the faith of the Christians. ]: "the List of Serbian monarchs (1,662 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article to the Balkans), which was governed by Emperor Heracl… Constantin Porphyrogenitos "De Administrando Imperio" cap.32, pp.152 ed.Bonn "Starine" 14,1882 pp.163 44)In 14th century Byzantine Emperor Kantakusen mentioned Serbs near Phillipi and Prosek. 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