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Manasija, Vasko Popa

Manasija, Vasko Popa


At the end of this unit, student will understand the poem Manasija by Vasko Popa, answer the question about the poem  and  will be prepare to discussion in the class.

In this tutorial student will learn about monastery Manasija and  famous painters. Then they will read the poem and answer some questions.


Manasija (Serbian pronunciation: [manǎsija]), also known as Resava ([rɛ̌saʋa]) (Serbian CyrillicМанасија, Ресава), is a Serb Orthodox monastery near DespotovacSerbia, founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević between 1406 and 1418. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most significant monuments of medieval Serbian culture and it belongs to the "Morava school". The monastery is surrounded by massive walls and towers. Immediately following its foundation, the monastery became the cultural centre of the Serbian Despotate. Its Resava school was well known for its manuscripts and translations throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, even after the fall of the Despotate to the Ottoman Turks. Manasija complex was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia, and monastery have entered a UNESCO Tentative List Process in 2010.

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Monastery Manasija

This video is about monastery Manasija ,in Serbia.

Song about Manasija

Song about Manasija by Nikolaj Velimirovic. Sings Serbian famous roks singers.

"Manasija", Vasko Popa

The poem Manasija by Vasko Popa

The questions about the poem Manasija

Answer the questions.