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Medieval Bosnia (958-1463)

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Flag at Book of all kingdoms

image by Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin, 18 November 2004

The 34th flag mentioned and illustrated in the Book of All Kingdoms [e9s50] is attributed to "Boxina", late 14th cent..
Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin, 18 November 2004

The Hakluyt Society seemed to place this in Dalmatia in their cross-reference, but refer to it as the Boxnia (Bosnia) Mts. How correct?
Anyway, two of the four rivers in the description are the Sava and Raab. Rabeza is listed by Hakluyt as a tributary of the Raab, leaving the Ur
river, not directly cross referenced in the Hakluyt document footnotes, but cross referenced as the Drava.
Phil Nelson, 18 November 2004

According to Nat Geo 1917 [gmc17] Boxina is Bosnia.
Ned Smith, 19 November 2004

According to the description Boxina could be Bosnia at the time rules by members of the Frangopan family (see: Slavonia - Historical Flags) - the device shown in the Book might be a differentiating device of the same Coat of Arms as Slavonia. The author descries population of that land as "not Catholic Cristians", but that does not mean Muslims at the time yet, rather of the Patarens (Bogomilism) sect that was spead in Bosnia before the Ottoman rule.
Željko Heimer, 19 November 2007