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Peć
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Peć, city on the Bistrica in Kosovo. It appears in documents from the early 13th century, when the archbishop of Žiča moved his see to Peć. Tsar Stefan Dushan (1331–1355) of Serbia named Archbishop Janićije I patriarch of the Serbs and Greeks, thus creating the first Serbian patriarchate of Peć, not recognized by Constantinople. The so-called Patriaršija, with the churches of the Holy Apostles (c. 1230), the Theotokos (before 1337), and St. Demetrius (before 1324), still bears witness to the golden age of Serbo-Byzantine art. After 138…

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Schneider, Johann, “Peć”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024432>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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