Sarajevo tobacco factory’s cigarettes during the aggression. Wrapped up in newspaper, textbooks, or just plain paper. People used to joke: “beside cigarette you get something interesting to read”.
"Nabolje je bilo kad su je zamotavali u zbirku zadataka iz matematike".
portrait of Osman Pazvantoğlu, descendant of a Vlach from Bosnia and mother from Romania and one of the most famous usurpators of power in the Balkans during the late 18th/early 19th cent. his violence was by large extent responsible for the later 1st Serbian uprising in 1804.
The rebellion at Vidin had an electrifying impact on the Ottoman Empire. Mercenaries and militants flocked to join Paşvanoğlu – Albanian irregulars, janissaries from Bosnia and Serbia, and perhaps the wildest units of all, the kircali, nomadic bandits who offered their services to the highest bidder. Their horses, decorated with gold and silver, and their female slaves, who dressed as men and were forced to satisfy their captors sexually as well as accompany them to the battlefield, added a touch of freakish theatricality to the Vidin enclave.
-from Glenny, Misha: The Balkans.
This book represents the collection of rules related to the Pesah holiday. It is a liturgical book for holidays and one of the first books in Hebrew letters published in Vilayet Printing House in Sarajevo. Eliezer Papo b Sham Tov had lived in Sarajevo. As a very old man he immigrated to Jerusalem where he died in 1898. The book was written in Judaeo-Spanish (Ladino) language in Rashi letters.
from The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World by Door Loring M. Danforth.
|—||from Mark Mazower - The Balkans: A Short History|
Prince Miloš Obrenović was the first proper hereditary ruler of modern Serbia. the first image is his mansion in Topčider, Belgrade, and the second is a mansion built for his ill-tempered wife Ljubica and their children in the center of town. both were designed by Hadži Nikola Živković and built between 1829 and 1831. they’re an example of a transitional style still rooted in the local Ottoman architecture, but with new forms and building materials.