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Studenica Monastery
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is the oldest Serbian monastery; it stands near the river of the same name in southwestern Serbia. It was built between 1183 and 1196 by Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja, who entered it as a monk under the name of Simeon in 1196 and served as its abbot until he moved to Athos. He died in 1199 in the Serbian monastery Hilandar on Athos, but in 1207 his remains were brought to Studenica by his son Sava and were reburied there. Sava played a central role in the cult of Nemanja that grew up in Studenica (Simeon Mirotočivi, “the myrrh-streaming”…

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Kraft, Ekkehard, “Studenica Monastery”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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