Eastern Christian (Orthodox) influence greatly increases and the two maintain close ties throughout his regn.
He enlarged Serbia, uniting the tribes of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Old Serbia and Montenegro (incorporated Pagania, Zahumlje, Travunia, Konavle, Bosnia and Rascia into Serbia, ι Σερβλια).
According to the report by the Bosnia and Herzegovina statistics office, on the census of 2013 there were 1,086,733 Serbs living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Serbs settled the Balkans in the 6th and 7th centuries. 960), the Serbs had settled what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Five decades later, Jovan Vladimir emerges as the Prince of Serbs, ruling as a Bulgarian vassal from his seat at Bar.
A possible descendant, Stefan Vojislav, leads numerous revolts in the 1030s against the Byzantine Emperor (the overlord of the Serbian lands), successfully becoming independent by 1042.
In the 20th century, persecution by Austria-Hungary, WWII genocide, political turmoil and poor economic conditions caused more to emigrate.
It was named after Grand Prince Vukan who held Rascia (the hinterland) under his cousin King of Duklja Constantine Bodin (ca.
After his death, Duklja emerged as the most powerful Serb polity, ruled by the Vojislavljević dynasty. 1081–1101) installed his relative Stefan as Ban of Bosnia.
Next, the Nemanjić dynasty acquired the rule of the Serbian lands.
Bosnia or most of it's present-day areas were ruled by Vlastimirovic, Vojislavljevic, Nemanjic, and Kotromanic dynasties. 892-917), defeated Tišemir in Bosnia, annexing the valley of Bosna. 927-960) managed to unite all mentioned Serb territories and established a state that encompassed the shores of the Adriatic Sea, the Sava river and the Morava valley as well as today's northern Albania.
Časlav defeated the Magyars on the Drina river banks when protecting Bosnia, however, he was later captured and drowned in the Sava.
Nemanjic dynasty, for the most part, ruled mainly Herzegovina, and occasionally all parts of Bosnia, and the regions of Podrinje, Srebrenica, Posavina, Usora and Soli.