The Journal Krug (1938) on Yugoslavism and Serbo-Croat Topics Cover Image

Часопис Круг (1938) о југословенству и српско-хрватским темама
The Journal Krug (1938) on Yugoslavism and Serbo-Croat Topics

Author(s): Sofija Božić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Krug; Yugoslav Culture Club; Serbo-Croat relations; Yugoslavia; Yugoslavism

Summary/Abstract: The journal Krug was published between January 22 and April 1938 in Belgrade. Intellectuals of Yugoslav persuasion, of various ethnic background gathered around it. Some of the most important names of the then science were among them: Jovan ErdeljanoviK, Viktor Novak, Milan Budimir, Vasilj PopoviK and others. Different topics concerning Serbo-Croat relations featured in Krug. Polemics with Hrvatska straža, Obzor and other journals of the extreme Croat clerical and religious right were published. The attention of the editorial board was attracted by tendencies suggesting separatism, Anti-Yugoslavism, Anti-Ser- bianism and Greater-Croatism. Among other things, it was written several times about the language question i.e. about the political struggle of Croat intellectuals for independence of the „Croat literary language“. Croat extremism didn’t impair the belief in the Yugoslavism of the Croats, which was substantiated by proofs from nearer and more distant past. As the greatest Yugoslav among the Croats Josip Juraj Strossmeyer, the bishop of Djakovo, was celebrated. Yugoslavism was held up as the greatest value concerning the common development of Serbs and Croats, as well as the only way to preserve their special identity under complex international circumstances.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 7-19
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian