The Legend of Voivode Korco

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  • TrueMacedonian
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2009
    • 3820

    The Legend of Voivode Korco




    Not a very good legend to have considering he wiped out his own people in retaliation of the Beg. But that is the life of a bandit.
    Slayer Of The Modern "greek" Myth!!!
  • osiris
    Senior Member
    • Sep 2008
    • 1969

    #2
    they look like my amigos from east l.a orole.

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    • Soldier of Macedon
      Senior Member
      • Sep 2008
      • 13675

      #3
      Originally posted by TrueMacedonian View Post


      Not a very good legend to have considering he wiped out his own people in retaliation of the Beg. But that is the life of a bandit.
      I think the massacre was in relation to the townsfolk in Strumica and not the whole population in the area, notice prior to making reference to the event he says that peasant haiduks hated and distrusted cities. Most Macedonians at the end of the 18th century were peasants, the townsfolk would be Turks and, some Macedonians and Vlach Grkomans.
      In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.

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      • TrueMacedonian
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2009
        • 3820

        #4
        Very true SoM I see what you're saying now that I re-read the page. I wonder if anyone has written a book on Macedonia's bandits and the songs themselves. That would be an interesting book. Stories like Korco's are really hidden gems in our history.
        Slayer Of The Modern "greek" Myth!!!

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        • Soldier of Macedon
          Senior Member
          • Sep 2008
          • 13675

          #5
          Significant for you probably a tad more, given that you're from around there, he's probably your ancestor bre!
          In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.

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          • TrueMacedonian
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2009
            • 3820

            #6
            Originally posted by Soldier of Macedon View Post
            Significant for you probably a tad more, given that you're from around there, he's probably your ancestor bre!
            Maybe so. I think there was a Great great Dedo Korco somewhere in the family line lol.
            Slayer Of The Modern "greek" Myth!!!

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            • Big Bad Sven
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2009
              • 1528

              #7
              Are those three men on the cover the cover Korco and his men?

              If they are I have never seen those types of hats in Macedonia, especially in Ottoman times.

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              • Soldier of Macedon
                Senior Member
                • Sep 2008
                • 13675

                #8
                Lol, I think the book is about bandits overall hence the photo of the Amigos, the part posted by TM is a segment related to Balkan bandits I take it.

                Or, it could be Karamanlis, Bakoyannis and Speedy Gonzalopolous before they liberated some Albanian village in Attica.
                In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.

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                • Soldier of Macedon
                  Senior Member
                  • Sep 2008
                  • 13675

                  #9
                  Here is an interesting book relating to banditry that may be related to the topic, I haven't read it alot of it, but caught glimpses of some which I have posted below:

                  This major contribution to Ottoman history is now published in paperback in two volumes: the original single hardback volume (1995) has been widely acclaimed as a landmark in the study of one of the most enduring and influential empires of modern times. The authors provide a richly detailed account of the social and economic history of the Ottoman region, from the origins of the Empire around 1300 to the eve of its destruction during World War One. The breadth of range and the fullness of coverage make these two volumes essential for an understanding of contemporary developments in both the Middle East and the post-Soviet Balkan world.

                  When insecurity of life thus is added to economic insecurity, the result is flight. A good demonstration of this took place on the Danubian frontier with occupied Rumania in the later wars of the century. There, Bulgarian and Macedonian peasants quit their hard-pressed villages and crossed the river in the direction of the newly opened tracts in the Ukraine.
                  This major contribution to Ottoman history is now published in paperback in two volumes: the original single hardback volume (1995) has been widely acclaimed as a landmark in the study of one of the most enduring and influential empires of modern times. The authors provide a richly detailed account of the social and economic history of the Ottoman region, from the origins of the Empire around 1300 to the eve of its destruction during World War One. The breadth of range and the fullness of coverage make these two volumes essential for an understanding of contemporary developments in both the Middle East and the post-Soviet Balkan world.

                  The forty years before the enthronement of Mahmud II n 1808 were years of great insecurity for the Bulgarian and Macedonian peoples.....Already by the mid-1760's competition began for domination among the ayans of Seres in Macedonia, and at Vidin on the Danube.....
                  This major contribution to Ottoman history is now published in paperback in two volumes: the original single hardback volume (1995) has been widely acclaimed as a landmark in the study of one of the most enduring and influential empires of modern times. The authors provide a richly detailed account of the social and economic history of the Ottoman region, from the origins of the Empire around 1300 to the eve of its destruction during World War One. The breadth of range and the fullness of coverage make these two volumes essential for an understanding of contemporary developments in both the Middle East and the post-Soviet Balkan world.

                  While during much of the 1770's banditry had centred on central and eastern Macedonia, during the 1790's it was much closer to Istanbul, and centered on eastern Thrace........

                  The state used a whole bag of tricks, all save determination, to dela with the warlords of the time. An ayan chief might be appointed to put down bandits, as was Ismail of Seres in 1793-94, or forgiven, as was Osman Pazvantoglu in 1796, or besieged in vain (1797), or made into a vizier (1799-1801).......
                  Source: An economic and social history of the Ottoman Empire, Volume II, Suraiya Faroqhi, Halil Inalcik, Donald Quataert.
                  In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.

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                  • Soldier of Macedon
                    Senior Member
                    • Sep 2008
                    • 13675

                    #10
                    Originally posted by TrueMacedonian View Post
                    Very true SoM I see what you're saying now that I re-read the page. I wonder if anyone has written a book on Macedonia's bandits and the songs themselves. That would be an interesting book. Stories like Korco's are really hidden gems in our history.
                    I think the Miladinov brothers (mid 19th century) had a section in their collection of songs pertaining to bandits or outlaws, I will see if there is anything relevant there.
                    In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.

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                    • Soldier of Macedon
                      Senior Member
                      • Sep 2008
                      • 13675

                      #11
                      Here is another book that looks very interesting, but don't have the text for it, from a Croatian writer:



                      The ethical norms in macedonian folk ballads about haiduks, by Vesna Matijašević-Pokupec.
                      In the name of the blood and the sun, the dagger and the gun, Christ protect this soldier, a lion and a Macedonian.

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