Principality of Zeta at the end of the 14th century

The Principality of Zeta (Serbian: Кнежевина Зета; Montenegrin: Knjaževina Zeta) is a historiographical name for a late medieval principality located in the southern parts of modern Montenegro and northern parts of modern Albania, around the Lake of Skadar. It was ruled by the families of Balšić, Lazarević, Branković and Crnojević in succession from the second half of the 14th century until Ottoman conquest at the very end of the 15th century. Previously, the same region of Zeta was a Serbian crown land, that had become self-governing after the fall of the Serbian Empire, when the Balšić family created a regional principality, sometime after 1360.[1]

Zeta under the Balšići

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Zeta under the Crnojevići

See also

References

  1. ^ Ćirković 2004, p. 77.

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