Mediation of Venice in Serbian-Bosnian relations in the middle of the 14th cent. A.D

Author(s):  D.A. Koryakov, no, no, N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod – National Research University, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Issue:  Volume 45, № 3

Rubric:  Topical issues of political science

Annotation:  The study is devoted to the analysis of the mediation of the Venetian Republic in the conflict between Serbia and Bosnia in the middle of the 14th century. This conflict was caused by the capture of Hum by Bosnia in the 1320s. In subsequent years, Serbia repeatedly tried to return Hum, which resulted in wars. Only once Venice tried to mediate in this conflict. The author tries to answer the question, why did the Venetian Republic do this? What was its interest? Why had not it previously participated in the relations between Serbia and Bosnia? The author studies international relations, in which Venice participated, and its trade relations. The author comes to the conclusion that the main reason for the mediation of the Venetian Republic in the relations between Serbia and Bosnia was the difficult foreign policy position of Venice. There was formed an alliance against Venice, which included its main rival Genoa. Also, the union was included Hungary, which had strong land forces. Venice wanted to enlist Serbia and Bosnia on its side, which could fight against Hungary. The combination of foreign policy and economic factors made Venice mediate in the conflict between the two Balkan states

Keywords:  Serbia, Bosnia, the Venetian Republic, Levant, Dubrovnik, mediation

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