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Bitola Surname Help - Palla? Pala?

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Re: Bitola Surname Help - Palla? Pala?

Posted: 22 May 2012 4:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 May 2012 6:12AM GMT
One of the central motives in the "Golden Fleece" (Zlatno runo) epic novel by Borislav Pekić is the narrative of the Tsintsar history, from its earliest times through golden period of Moskopolje to its fall and the settling in the countries to which they migrated. It is a huge novel , seven books, each page filled with mesmerizing history and melody of the Tsintsar dialects. Borislav Pekić was himself of Tsintsar heritage.

The history is told through ancestors of main characters, who like layers of protective dust that covers historical sites over time, accumulate in the souls of the living descendants - on the roads that lead them further and further from their home, Tsintsars in this novel are always accompanied by their past generations who keep calling them, scolding them and loving them in vivid conversations across time and space.

Your reply reminded me of that . :)

If your husband reads Serbian/Croatian, this blog is great albeit short testament of the Tsintsar history and influence of its refugees from Moskopolje on the forming of the modern Serbia :

In the comments you will find many people posted brief biographies of famous Tsintsars of Serbia, and even prayer "Our Father" in native language.

You will need to look more specifically for resources and books about Tsintsars who settled and lived in Macedonia, but try to find and read about their history from their own minority sources and authors - just like elsewhere in the region, history of ethnic minorities is often misinterpreted and diminished in the sources of the majority. :)))

"Rodoslovlje" Serbian Genealogy Society
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Alicia Moss 20 Jan 2012 10:05PM GMT 
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yugaya 21 May 2012 12:38PM GMT 
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