Haiduks

Haiduks

 

participants in the struggle of the South Slavs against the Turkish conquerors in the 15th to 19th centuries. By its class character, the haiduk movement was antifeudal. The struggle of the haiduks intensified during periods of heightened national-liberation and antifeudal struggle in the Balkans; they frequently allied themselves with popular uprisings. Many haiduk detachments participated in the first Serbian Uprising (1804-13). During the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, they fought with Russian troops for the liberation of Bulgaria. The feats of the haiduks are a recurrent theme of folk art and of the works of many Balkan writers.

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4) Haiducii (The Haiduks), Razbunarea Haiducilor (The Haiduks' Revenge), Haiducii lui Scapte Cai (The Haiduks of Sevenhorse)--Dinu Cocea 1966, 1968, 1970; Profetul, aurul si ardelenii (The Prophet, the Gold and the Ardeal Folks), Pruncul, petrolul si ardelenii (The Child, the Oil and the Ardeal Folks)--Dan Pita 1978, 1981.
The film industry brought to life figures such as the haiduk, a lawless man fighting the rich and defending the poor, (4) the resistance combatant against the Nazi occupation, (5) of historical leaders dedicated to national continuity waging war against various invasions.
Epic poetry is customarily classified into several cycles: songs before history, songs before the Battle of Kosovo, songs of the Battle of Kosovo, songs about Marko Kraljevic, songs about haiduks (outlaws), and songs of the Serbian Resurrection.