Slovak-Slovenian Contacts in the Late Nineteenth Century Cover Image

Utváranie slovensko-slovinských vzťahov v druhej polovici 19. storočia
Slovak-Slovenian Contacts in the Late Nineteenth Century

Author(s): Ľuboš Kačírek
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Slavistický ústav Jána Stanislava Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: History; Slovak-Slovenian relationships; national movement; cultural contacts;

Summary/Abstract: In the present essay, the author compares cultural and political situation of the two nations - Slovaks and Slovenians. He deals with literary and political relationships of both nations after 1867, monitoring cultural collaboration fostered by the Slovenian and Slovak Maticas (i. e. leagues for national advancement) as well as by the Slovak Museum Society. Economic cooperation between the two nations in the 70s of the 19th century is also included. The author analyzes period journilistic articles concerned with social and literary events on the other side. Slovak-Slovenian contacts are presented through life stories of individual Slovaks who had settled in Slovenia and also through several personalities maintaining mutual relationships, personally or in correspondence. The chief personality of the essay is Ondrej Bella, the first known translator of Slovenian belles-lettres into Slovak. In the conclusion, three letters of Ondrej Bella addressed to Gregor Krek, kept in the National and University Library in Ljubljana, are presented.

  • Issue Year: 39/2004
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 45-57
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Slovak
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