The Great Illyrian Rebellion in the Works of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Scientists


Dženana Kurtović


Modern Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the countries whose territories were most affected by the war during Baton’s uprising. Even the main leader of the insurgent forces, Bato Deasidiate, according to sources and literature, was originally from central Bosnia. For that reason, the mentioned uprising can be considered one of the most important events in the history of BiH. Systematic archaeological research in this area began only in the 19th century, after the Austro-Hungarian occupation in 1878. It is important to note that the term Bosnian is not used in this paper only if the scientist came from these areas. Those who worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina (especially Truhelka, Patsch and Bojanovski), whose works have left an indelible mark on the further development of historiography and archeology, will also be taken in this paper. The number of these works points to the fact that in BiH, Bato’s uprising is finally at the center of scientific work and research. Any change of government leads to historical events, in this case the Great Illyrian Uprising, being viewed through the prism of the ruling ideology.


How to Cite
Kurtović, D. . (2023). The Great Illyrian Rebellion in the Works of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Scientists. Godišnjak Centra Za balkanološka Ispitivanja, 51, 85–98.