Magyar-Serb conflict

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Magyar-Serb conflict
Part of the Hungarian invasions of Europe
Велики жупан Часлав бачен у Саву (око 950. године).jpg
Illustration of Časlav being thrown into the Sava by the Magyars
Date c. 960
Location
  • Battle of Drina: Drina river banks
  • Battle of Syrmia: Syrmia
Result
  • Battle of Drina: Serbian victory
  • Battle of Syrmia: Magyar victory
Belligerents
Serbian Principality Magyar tribes
Commanders and leaders
Časlav   Kisa  

According to the dubious[1] Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja, a Magyar leader named Kisa (Serbian: Kiš) led an invasion into Bosnia, where he was decisively defeated by Časlav, the Prince of Serbia (r. 927–960), somewhere on the Drina. Kisa's widow requested from the Magyar chief to give her another army to avenge his death. With an "unknown number" of troops, the widow went for Časlav, encountering him somewhere in Syrmia. In the night, the Magyars attacked the Serbs, captured Časlav and all of his male relatives. On the command of the widow, all of them were bound by their hands and feet and thrown into the Sava river. Vladimir Ćorović dates this event to c. 960.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slovo. 47-49. 1999. p. 22. ... of Dioclea (or in Croatian Ljetopis Popa Dukljanina), a text of somewhat dubious value as a historical source 

Sources[edit]

  • Ćorović, Vladimir (2001). "Srbi između Vizantije, Hrvatske i Bugarske". Istorija srpskog naroda (Internet ed.). Belgrade: Ars Libri. Srbe i Hrvate od početka X veka često i surovo napadaju Mađari, bilo da na njih udaraju neposredno, bilo da preko njihova područja prodiru u tuđe oblasti. Poslednje godine vlade cara Konstantina, 959., o Vaskrsu, oni prodiru duboko u Vizantiju, do blizu same prestonice. U tim napadajima nije, verovatno, bila pošteđena ni Srbija. U Dukljanskoj Hronici ima poduža priča o tom, kako je Časlav došao u sukob s Mađarima i poginuo od njih. Neki vođa mađarski, Kiš, upao je s vojskom u Bosnu i plenio je. Časlav požuri sa svojim četama proti njega. Stiže ga negde kod Drine i potpuno ga potuče; sam Kiš pogibe u toj borbi. Njegova udovica pođe poglavici mađarskom s molbom, da joj da novu vojsku, da bi osvetila muža. Sa "nebrojenom vojskom", priča hronika, pošla je ona protiv Časlava. Zatekla ga je negde u Sremu. Po noći, iznenada, napali su Mađari na Srbe, potukli ih i uhvatili i samog Časlava i svu njegovu mušku rodbinu. Po naredbi Kišove udovice, vezali su im noge i ruke i pobacali ih sve u Savu. To je bilo negde oko 960. god.