From the historical geography of the Serbian orthodox church in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1463. to 1557.
The Serbian Orthodox Churches and their monasteries im Bosnia and Herzegovina, were, until the renewal of the patriarchate of Peć in the year 1557, structured in three eparchies: Dabarska or Dabrobosanska, Zahumskohercegovačka and Zvornička.
The antiquity of the churches and monasteries within the afore-mentioned eparchies isn’t easily determined because the written material and relics are still laoking; these would be of help in a greater reconstruction of the historical geography of the Serbian Church in our lands during the period of Ottoman rule.
Because of the lack of primary material, a negative attitude towards the many centuries of Turkish rule asserts that the founding of Serbian churches lies earlier in the Middle Ages.
From several of the cited examples it is nevertheless anily a relative scientific-historical admission of popuilar prejiudice thait the Turks im our lands, during their occupation, destroyed and burnt monasteries and churches and thus ended all that was left of the earliar independence of the Serbian people.
A versatile folk life developed subsequanitly, making our history less dark than is generally believed.