“The Kosovo Maiden” by Uroš Predić (1857-1953)

Ever wondered what 1389 is all about?

Note: Since this post was written in October, 2007, Little Green Footballs has devolved from what was once a fairly reasonable center-right/counterjihad political forum, to a paranoid and sinister hard-left online cult, and one heavily infested with malware at that. Practically none of the same people from 2007 are there now. I no longer recommend that anyone visit or link to Little Green Footballs.

This question came up on October 13, 2007, in the Little Green Footballs: Saturday Afternoon Open thread, and I gave a brief answer there. Fellow Lizardoids followed with comments that added a broader perspective to my answer.

#14 1389

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#23 Ma Sands

re: #14 1389
What happened in 1389? :)

#96 1389

re: #23 Ma Sands

1389 was the year of the Battle of Kosovo. The Serbian army, along with some allies, under the leadership of Prince Saint Lazar, knowing that they were about to die, sacrificed themselves to fight the Turkish invasion to a standstill. Their sacrifice prevented much of Europe from being overrun at that time. In their honor, I have chosen 1389 as my nom de guerre.

We are still fighting the same fight, but the weapons are more complex these days. 1389 Blog – Antijihadist Tech is a team blog, whose purpose is to offer hard-to-find news, along with Web 2.0 and tech savvy, to the antijihadist community.

I also have another, less formal, blog that offers links and notes that others can use for their own blogging; look for it here: 1389 Message Blog.

#110 cpuller

re: #96 1389
Many different battles over the years have stemmed the attacks of Muslims.

  • 732 Battle of Poitiers
  • 1529 Battle of Vienna
  • 1683 Battle of Vienna

Good work. It is helpful for us to realize that since the 7th century, Western civilization has been under almost uninterrupted attack by Muslims.

#128 dentate

re: #110 cpuller
Battle of Talas, 751. Chinese lost, but cost the Arabs enough to stop them there. As in Europe, Islam continued to spread, but as a trickle instead of a tsunami.

#196 Thanos

re: #128 dentate
There were also the back and forth battles of the 1460’s — eventually the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes III, aka Dracula lost, as you can tell by the blood libels heaped upon history afterwards.

#218 cpuller

re: #196 Thanos
And also, one must wonder how Constantinople fell into the hands of the Turks. One definitely wonders. =)

#262 Spiny Norman

re: #218 cpuller
Partly because help from Rome (Catholic Europe) depended on the Orthodox Church renouncing their “error” and recognizing the authority of the Pope.

And a Hungarian selling his new-fangled cannon to the Turks.

Politics, money and treachery. Nothing ever changes…

Well, yes, but there are always saints and heroes, then as now…

Saint Prince Lazar of Serbia

Food for thought…

Rodan says:

June 28, 2011 10:07 am

I would add Malta 1566 and Lepanto 1571 as battles that also stopped Islam cold.

After Lepanto, Spain was planning a Balkans invasion. The Turks weakened after those battles, sent gold to the British and Dutch. They began attacks on the Spanish Empire who then had to divert their Armies to Northern Europe.

Once again, Western powers backstabbing fellow Christians to help Muslims.

Some things don’t change.

How Serbs honor the memory of Saint Lazar

The Battle of Kosovo took place on June 28, 1389 (according to the Julian Calendar, still used for liturgical purposes by the Serbian Orthodox Church). Each Serbian Orthodox family and church parish celebrates a patron saint’s day; this traditional celebration is called the Krsna Slava. According to Wikipedia:

Many Serbian communities (villages, cities, organizations, political parties, institutions, companies, professions) also celebrate their patron saint. For example, the city of Belgrade celebrates the Ascension as its Slava.

Because the Battle of Kosovo and the death of Saint Lazar took place on the feast day of Saint Vitus, June 28 is often referred to as Vidovdan (Serbian Cyrillic: Видовдан), which means “Saint Vitus’ Day.”

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