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Srđan Pirivatrić

Srđan Pirivatrić (Serbian Cyrillic: Срђан Пириватрић) is a Serbian historian and diplomat.


He was born in 1966 in Belgrade. In 1984, Pirivatrić completed his secondary education, and in 1990 he graduated from the Belgrade University in History. In 1990-1995 he passed a post-graduate qualification at the same University, in the area of the History of Byzantium, and in 1995 Pirivatrić received a master's degree after defending of Master's thesis "Scope and Character of the Samuil's state according to Byzantine sources."[1]

Between 1989 and 1991, Pirivatrić was a librarian at the Byzantine Seminar at the Belgrade University's Philosophy Faculty. From 1991 to 1999, he was assistant professor at the Byzantine History Department at the same University, and in 1999-2000 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Byzantine Studies at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Between 2001-2005, he was on a diplomatic service, until 2003 he was First Secretary of the Serbia and Montenegro Embassy in Sofia, and until 2005 in Athens. After 2005, Pirivatrić became a research associate at the Institute of Byzantine Studies and a lecturer at Belgrade University. In 2013, he defended his PhD in history at Belgrade University. He is also a lecturer at the universities of Athens, Sofia and Thessaloniki. Author of some 50 scientific papers, published in Yugoslavia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, France, Great Britain, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.[2]

He was awarded in 2009 by the president of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov for his contribution to the good relation between the Bulgarian and the Serbian people.[3]


  1. ^ Срђан Пириватрић, Самуилова држава, Обим и карактер, Византолошки Институт, Спрске Академије Наука и Уметности, Београд 1997.
  2. ^ Biography of Srđan Pirivatrić on the site of The Institute for Byzantine studies, SASA.
  3. ^ History news network 12-4-09, Bulgarian president awards Serbian writer and historian.