Kingdom of Montenegro"
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is a mountainous Balkan country of rough beauty, located on the Adriatic
coast, across from Italy. Montenegrins
are Serbian people. The
history of Montenegro, is the history of the wars and battles, fought
against foreign domination. Montenegro
is the only Balkan country that stood free and independent throughout
centuries, resisting constant foreign
leaders of Crnojevic and Petrovic dynasties govern Montenegro throughout
formed part of the medieval Serbian Kingdom.
After 1355 the Kingdom began to collapse, and Montenegro became a
independent state. Crnojevic
dynasty ruled Montenegro until 1516.
Eastern Orthodox Bishops of Petrovic dynasty ruled until 1851.
That year, Montenegrins Ruler Danilo I took the title of prince.
Montenegro became a kingdom in 1910.
Through marriages of his daughters with European dynasties King
Nikola of Montenegro was called, "The Father in law of
Europe." Elena, Queen of Italy, was King Nikola's daughter.
culture history of Montenegro was influenced by Venezia, its Italian
neighbor across the Adriatic sea. The
first printing press in Montenegro was brought from Venezia, less than a
decade after Johannes Gutenberg discovered printing press in Germany
during the mid-1400's. The
first printed book by south Slavs so called "Octoih" was
printed in Montenegro in the printing press called "OBOD".
film, "Kingdom of Montenegro" is the only documentary film
about Montenegro in existence today.
The photos documents and other material for the film were taken
from the Montenegrin State Museum, in Cetinje, the old capital of
Montenegro and from Yugoslav archives (Zagreb Television).
The film represents a short review of Montenegrin history since
film is a true reflection of the country, its people and the glorious
history of this small Balkan country so called Montenegro ("black
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