Skadar Basin, monasteries, periodicals, charters, Montenegro
This paper analyses the articles in periodicals published in the territory of Montenegro from 1835 to 1941, which describe the monasteries in the basin of Lake Skadar. During the Middle Ages the Lake and its surroundings geographically belonged to Duklja, Zeta and was part of the states that left rich cultural legacy. Serbian ruling dynasties the Vojislavljević, Nemanjić, Balšić and Cmojević built monasteries in basin of the lake and bestowed on them rich gifts, such as Prečista Krajinska, Vranjina, Beška, Starčevo, Moračnik, and Kom. Filip Radičević, Ilarion Ruvarac, Andrija Jovićević, Marko Dragovic, Lazar Tomanović, Toma Oraovac et al. wrote about these monasteries in Montenegrin periodicals. A large number of these articles spoke about the great role and influence of the Serbian Orthodox Church in this area during the Middle Ages, thus saving the tradition about the size and power of Serbian medieval state.