The Bosnian Church

The Bosnian Church

Its Place in State and Society from the Thirteenth to the Fifteenth Century


9780863565038 March 2007 Hardback 430pp

About the Book

John Fine’s major classic work on the history and nature of the medieval Bosnian Church, which flourished on the fault-line dividing the worlds of Western and Eastern Christianity, is now back in print with an important new introduction.

Based on a wide-ranging and critical use of the extant primary sources, he not only successfully challenges enduring stereotypes and presumptions about the religious and political history of medieval Bosnia, but also reviews and reinterprets the wider context of religion and heresy in South-eastern Europe at the time.

This seminal work has far-reaching implications for our understanding of the entire process of Islamization of early Ottoman Bosnia.

About the Author

John Fine is Professor of Balkan and Byzantine History at the University of Michigan. His books include The Bosnian Church: Its Place in State and Society from the Thirteenth to the Fifteenth Century, The Early Medieval Balkans, The Late Medieval Balkans and Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed.


‘An unbiased and lucid analysis of the exact nature of the relationship between the Bosnian Church and Balkan dualist heresy.’
Yuri Stoyanov, author of The Other God