Recollections of Bulgarian Volunteer Nešo Brajkov of the Events in Herzegovina in 1876 Cover Image

Сећања бугарског добровољца Неша Брајкова на догађаје у Херцеговини из 1876.
Recollections of Bulgarian Volunteer Nešo Brajkov of the Events in Herzegovina in 1876

Author(s): Nedeljko Radosavljević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Оttoman Empire; Constantinople; Montenegro; Serbia; Herzegovina; volunteers; Koprivištica; Kalofer; Nešo Brajkov; Duke Nikola Petrović

Summary/Abstract: Volunteers from Slavonic regions placed under Turkish rule, as well as from other states, Russia and Habsburg Monarchy in the first place, took part in the Armies of the Principality of Serbia and the Principality of Montenegro during Serbian Uprising that occurred in the year of 1875 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Surbo-Turkish war that lasted from 1876 to 1878. Among them, a significant number of Bulgarians was attested, especially in the Army of the Principality of Serbia. Nešo Brajkov, Bulgarian from Koprivištica, town where the big anti-Turkish uprising was organized on the 20th of April (the 1st of May) 1876, lived in Constantinople and after having crossed the Dardanelles with a group of his compatriots, he arrived to Montenegro and afterwards joined the rebels in Herzegovina. In June 1876, after Montenegro entered the war, Bulgarian volunteers took part in its Army. Brajkov left behind him an absorbing autobiographical manuscript on his journey throughout Herzegovina and Montenegro and sojourn in those regions, which has not been preserved in its entirety, but represents a precious document for the examination of the role volunteers from Bulgarian regions played in the Montenegrean Army, which was an almost neglected historiographical issue. In this work, the preserved fragment of the manuscript was presented in its entirety, in the original version, as well as in its Serbian translation.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 127-140
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian