Book “Arhivska građa za historiju srednjovjekovne Bosne (Archive Material for the History of Medieval Bosnia” (I-III) Promoted
The promotion of a book “Arhivska građa za historiju srednjovjekovne Bosne (Archive Material for the History of Medieval Bosnia” (I-III) by Esad Kurtović took place in the UNSA Rectorate’s Ceremonial Hall on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.
Prof. Dr. Maida Čohodar Husić, University of Sarajevo Vice-Rector for Quality, Dr. Sedad Bešlija, Acting Director of the University of Sarajevo Institute of History and Mr. Velid Jerlagić, Acting Director, Sarajevo Historical Archives addressed the attendees. This project’s great importance was emphasized for the historical science and the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In cooperation with the Historical Archive in Sarajevo, the Institute of History presented three volumes of sources for the medieval Bosnian history, authored by Prof. Dr. Esad Kurtović. This significant three-volume publication was promoted by Dr. Relja Seferović, Scientific Advisor at the Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Dubrovnik and Dr. Emir. O. Filipović, Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.
In pointing out that this publication’s importance, Dr. Relja Seferović said: “We have in front of us a valuable collection of more than four thousand seven hundred prints of archival documents that speak about the daily economic and social ties of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of Dubrovnik in a chronological frame of about two centuries.”
Dr. Amir. O. Filipović introduced the book author, Prof. Dr. Esad Kurtović; spoke about the published sources, as well as the need to publish these sources. He pointed out approx. 1700 pages, which published hundreds of various documents, showed that their content was diverse satisfying anyone’s needs. “Someone who deals with political history, social history, and cultural history will find in these glimpses of social reality data that will be able to improve past knowledge and current understanding of the medieval Bosnian past.”