The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence of Turkish Rule

Duke University Press, 22. sij 1991. - Broj stranica: 152
Ivo Andric (1892-1975), Nobel Prize laureate for literature in 1961, is undoubtedly the most popular of all contemporary Yugoslav writers. Over the span of fifty-two years some 267 of his works have been published in thirty-three languages. Andric’s doctoral dissertation, The Development of Spiritual Life in Bosnia under the Influence of Turkish Rule (1924), never before translated into English, sheds important light on the author’s literary writings and must be taken into account in any current critical analysis of his work.
Over his long and distinguished career as a diplomat and man of letters Andric never again so directly or discursively addressed, as a social historian, the impact of Turkish hegemony on the Bosnian people (1463–1878), a theme he returns to again and again in his novels. Although Andric’s fiction was embedded in history, scholars know very little of his actual readings in history and have no other comparable treatment of it from his own pen. This dissertation abounds with topics that Andric incorporated into his early stories and later novels, including a focus on the moral stresses and compromises within Bosnia’s four religious confessions: Catholic, Orthodox, Jew, and Muslim.
Z. B. Juricic provides an extensive introduction describing the circumstances under which this work was written and situating it in Andric’s oeuvre. John F. Loud’s original bibliography drawn from this dissertation stands as the only comprehensive inventory of historical sources known to have been closely familiar to the author at this early stage in his development.

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Spiritual Life in Bosnia Before the Turkish Conquest
II The Spread of Islam as a Direct Effect of Turkish Rule
III The Social and Administrative Institutions of Islam as Embodied in Turkish Sovereignty and Their Impact on the Life of the NonMuslim Populati...
The Literary and Cultural Work of the Franciscans
Its Evolution Under the Turks and Activity as a Distillation of Spiritual Life Among the Orthodox
The Hybrid Literature of the Bosnian Muslims as an Articulation of Islams Effect on This Part of the Population
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Ivo Andric was born October 10, 1892, in Docu, Bosnia. He was raised in Bosnia, a region of violent political turmoil for centuries. As a young patriot, Andric became associated with political organizations, leading to his imprisonment for three years during World War I. He was also under virtual house arrest during World War II. While imprisoned Andric wrote his most creative material as he explored the agonies of Bosnia's oppression and exploitation. His World War I incarceration led to Ex Ponto, his collection of prison meditations and philosophy. His World War II house arrest provided Andric with the material and time to produce his most memorable novels, known as the Bosnian trilogy-Gospodjica (The Woman From Sarajevo), Travnicka hronicka (Bosnian Story or Chronicle), and Na Drini cuprija (The Bridge on the Drina). His devotion to truth and morality in times of despair and struggle is one of his strengths. His work has been translated into German, French, Russian, Spanish, and Italian. After the wars, Andric served as a Yugoslav diplomat, deputy, and representative from Bosnia. He was a member of the Federation of Writers of Yugoslavia. Andric was awarded the Prize for Life Work from the Yugoslav government in 1956, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961, and was bestowed an honorary doctorate from the University of Krakon in 1964. Andric died March 13, 1975, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

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