Grgur Jakšić and Serbian Public Diplomacy in France (1912-1913) Cover Image

Гргур Јакшић и пропагандна активност Србије у Француској (1912-1913)
Grgur Jakšić and Serbian Public Diplomacy in France (1912-1913)

Author(s): Biljana Stojić, Aleksandra Kolaković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Grgur Jakšić; Balkans Wars; french intelectuals; press; Public opinion

Summary/Abstract: Serbia, interested to present theWar of 1912 in French public opinion as righteous and indispensable, gave special attention to her propagandistic activities. Besides the acceptance of foreign journalists, who were reporting from the Balkan’s battlefields, Serbia organized the propaganda work of Serbian diplomats and intellectuals in all major European capitals. The engagement of certain French newspapers and journalists to write affirmatively about Serbia and Serbs was one part of a wider posted promotional activities conducted by the Serbia during the Balkan wars. Grgur Jakšić’s friendly ties with French scholars, journalists and publishing houses were the basis for action of Serbian propaganda in France. In this paper, we prepared two reports of Grgur Jakšić, from October 1913, which were addressed to Nikola Pašić, the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The first document relates to placing of information about Serbia in the French public and in another document Jakšić proposes decorations for French scholars and journalists who wrote about Serbia. The documents are part of Paper of Grgur Jakšić, saved in special funds of the National Library of Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 413-432
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian