THE OLD LITERATURE AND THE FIRST WRITINGS
The first document of Macedonarmân language are the words “Torna, torna, fratre!” (Turn back, turn back, brother!) dating back to the year 587. These words can be found at the Byzantium chronicler Theophanes, who tells about a fight of a Byzantine army against the Avars – a barbarian people. The chronicler Simokattes had also written about this event a hundred years before.
A short history of Moschopolis
The history of Moschopolis (Albanian “Voskopoje”, Macedonarman “Moscopolea”), the major city in the Balkans during the 18th century, counting ca. 60,000 to 70,000 inhabitants, is situated at an altitude of ca. 1,2000 m above the sea level. Surrounded by mountains, Moscopole is located 25 km far from Korce (Macedoarman “Curceaua”), a city counting ca. 40,000 inhabitants.