Ljiljana Bašić

Testimonies of Necrologies II (1920–1931)

pages: 337-362


The necrologies published in the Glasnik: Official Gazette of the Orthodox Church of Serbia are a valuable source of information about public figures who marked the Serbian spiritual and secular space in the 20th and early 21st century. They, through information about the deceased and their private lives, indirectly point to various changes in the life of the state and its people. The bibliography of necrologies published in the Gazette should be recognized as a contribution to the understanding of necrologies as one of the sources of knowledge about the figures who marked the national, spiritual, cultural, educational, and political life. In contemporary literature, necrologies are only sporadically used as a source of information, and the reason for this is that they are not properly bibliographically processed, classified and presented to the public. In that respect, the work at hand as well as the work “Testimonies of Necrologies” published in the journal Theological Views no. 3, 2019, will provide an important contribution to the availability of these significant sources of information. The analysis of necrologies published during the period from 1920 to 1931, which marks the formation of Yugoslavia and the specific place of Serbia in that process as well as the consolidation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, indirectly indicates the specificities of church and people’s lives in the interwar period.




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