Kosovo Field

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For other uses, see Kosovo field (region).
For other uses, see Kosovo Polje (disambiguation).
Disposition of troops on the Kosovo Field during the Battle of Kosovo.

Kosovo Field is a former battlefield northwest from Priština that was the site of the Battle of Kosovo (1389) between the Balkan Alliance and Ottoman armies.[1] It is for this field, and the battle, that the Kosovo region is named, and in turn the entire Kosovo Vilayet and modern Kosovo. The modern city of Kosovo Polje is also named after the field.[citation needed]

Balkan Alliance ruler Stefan Lazarević (1389–1427) erected a marble column with inscriptions on the field, in memory of his father.[2] Battle of Kosovo (1448) was fought between the Ottoman Empire and Kingdom of Hungary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John K. Cox (1 January 2002). The History of Serbia. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-0-313-31290-8. 
  2. ^ Michael Grünbart (30 December 2007). Material Culture and Well-Being in Byzantium (400-1453): Proceedings of the International Conference (Cambridge, 8-10 September 2001). Austrian Academy of Sciences Press. p. 197. ISBN 978-3-7001-3602-6. 

Coordinates: 42°42′07″N 21°06′15″E / 42.70194°N 21.10417°E / 42.70194; 21.10417