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Battle of Kosovo
By John Matthias and Vladeta Vučković
· Preface by Charles Simic
· Afterword by Christopher Merrill
The Battle of Kosovo cycle of heroic ballads is generally considered the finest work of Serbian folk poetry. Commemorating the Serbian Empire’s defeat at the hands of the Turks in the late fourteenth century, these poems and fragments have been known for centuries in Eastern Europe.