academician Veljko Milković
The book "Petrovaradin and Srem - mystery of the past" ("Petrovaradin i Srem - misterija prošlosti") is the continuation of the author's historical and geographical research of Petrovaradin fortress, Srem and central Danube basin. In its own way, easily understandable to any one, Veljko Milković explains the myths and legends from Srem, starting from geological past and human prehistory, through Greek and Roman times, all the way to the Middle Ages and present time.
The book is divided into chapters, with 34 titles on 60 pages about Petrovaradin and Petrovaradin fortress, secrets of the Danube, Srem (Sirmium, Irig, Sremski Karlovci). The book contains over 50 sketches and photos, and literature from 49 other sources was used.
Facing bare historical facts with interesting, sometimes fairytale-like myths and legends, the author demystifies many events. The book is of an interesting content, and can urge readers who already visited described sites to see them again from nether point of view. It can also prompt readers who still have not visited Petrovaradin fortress, Sremski Karlovci and Fruška Gora to do so.
The book contains numerous details about Fruška Gora massif and old sites from the earliest times to now. Newly found artefacts provide a better picture about the area which was not explored enough, and proof of past cultural development of Srem and central Danube basin. The new data are a large contribution and indispensable material in further exploration of the area.
Full book title: Petrovaradin i Srem - Mystery of the past
Author: academician Veljko Milković
Product Dimensions (Format) 25 x 16
ISBN: 86-903043-3-9 (CIP - The Matica Srpska Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data, Serbia)
Edition: First (April 2003.)
Publisher: Society for popularization of science Novi Sad, Novi Sad