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Anton Bezenšek and Bulgaria: the Slovenian Who Bridged Two Slavic Cultures
Anton Bezenšek and Bulgaria: the Slovenian Who Bridged Two Slavic Cultures

Author(s): Ivayilo Nachev
Subject(s): History, Comparative history, Social history
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Anton Bezenšek; Bulgaria; Slovenia; 19th – 20th Century; Stenography; Bulgarian-Slovenian Cultural Links;

Summary/Abstract: The Slovenian stenographer and publicist Anton Bezenšek is a comparatively unknown figure to the wider public in Bulgaria, which became his second homeland a century ago. At the same time the person, who in fact introduced the shorthand writing in Bulgaria, remains a widely renowned figure among stenographers. The article outlines the major contributions he made not only as a professional stenographer, who became a pioneer in teaching people a completely new skill, but also as a public figure that left traces in various fields of Bulgarian public life during the first few decades after the Liberation. It also analyses his heritage as part of the dialogue between two close cultures such as the Bulgarian and the Slovenian one.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 72-84
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English