White Serbia

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White Serbia (Serbian: Бела Србија/Bela Srbija), called Boiki (rendered in Serbian as Bojka), is the mythical homeland of the ancestors of the Serbs, the White Serbs (Beli Srbi). Boiki is mentioned in De Administrando Imperio, a 10th-century work by Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII (r. 913–959)

The area adjacent to White Serbia was known as White Croatia, where the Croats trace their origin. White Serbia and its ethnic designates, the White Serbs, could be interpreted through attributes such as "the unbaptized" or "pagan" (Pre-Christian), according to the DAI.

Location[edit]

Theories on the location of White Serbia has been disputed. It has been described by historians as:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ H.H. Howorth Esq. FSA The Spread of Slaves Part III, P 181 "They are classed together by Schafarik under the name of Polabian Slaves"
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  3. ^ a b Béni Kállay (1882). Istorija srpskoga naroda. Petar Curčić. p. 14. 
  4. ^ Ćorović 2001, ch. Словени насељавају Балкан.
  5. ^ Borivoje M. Drobnjaković (1960). Etnologija naroda Jugoslavije. 1 (1960). Naučna knjiga. p. 102. 
  6. ^ Andreas Nikolaou Stratos (1968). Byzantium in the seventh century. Adolf M. Hakkert. [page needed]
  7. ^ Ćirković, Sima (7 June 2004). The Serbs. Wiley. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-631-20471-8. 
  8. ^ Ljubivoje Cerović (2002). Srbi u Ukrajini. Muzej Vojvodine. p. 13. 
  9. ^ Francis Conte (1995). The Slavs. East European Monographs. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-88033-310-8. 
  10. ^ Vizantološki institut (1996). Recueil de travaux de l'Institut des études byzantines 35. Vizantološki institut SANU. p. 127. 
  11. ^ The Journal of the Anthropological institute. 1879. [page needed]
  12. ^ Zbornik radova Vizantološkog instituta 38. Institut. 2000. p. 91. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sakač, Simeon (1994). "Бојки — прапостојбина Срба на Карпатима". Рад музеја Војводине 36: 145–149.  (Serbian)
  • Novaković, Relja (1977). Odakle su Srbi došli na Balkansko poluostrvo. Istorijski institut.  (Serbian)
  • Županić, Niko (1922). "Bela Srbija". Narodna starina (Zagreb) 2: 107–118.  (Croatian)