Faculty of Philosophy
University of Belgrade
Information on Travel of Nemanjić Embassies: Content and Context
Abstract: The paper offers an overview of available information on travel of medieval Serbian embassies in the Nemanjić dynasty period. This content is contextualized into the wider picture of regional embassy travel, presented by the far better documented embassies of Dubrovnik, Venice and the Byzantine Empire. The information is sorted by the key determining factors of an embassy’s journey – diplomatic and auxiliary personnel, representational accessories such as gifts and adornments, transport over land and sea, sustenance, lodging, expenses and obstacles presented by nature and men.
Keywords: Serbia, Middle Ages, Nemanjić dynasty, embassy, envoy, travel, Dubrovnik, Byzantium, Venice