The Sorbian bibliography – its history and future Cover Image

Łužisko-serbska bibliografija – jeje stawizny a přichod
The Sorbian bibliography – its history and future

Author(s): Franc Šěn
Subject(s): Library and Information Science
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: history; Lusatia; Slavic studies; Sorbian bibliography

Summary/Abstract: The first Sorbian bibliographic registers were compiled in the 18th century and also became a tool for the growing national­historical awareness of the Sorbian intelligentsia. In 1847, the society named Maćica Serbska was founded to promote scholarly and cultural discussions for a national-­cultural discourse. In this function, it also made publication activities possible. In addition, the society founded a central Sorbian library and recorded all new Sorbian-­language books in its journal. A genuine Sorbian bibliography was compiled by Jakub Wjacsławk in 1929 (re-­issued and supplemented in 1952). The Institute for Sorbian People Research, founded in Bautzen in 1951 (since 1992 called the Sorbian Institute) continued this work. Predominantly in five-­year intervals, altogether ten volumes of this bibliography were published in the period 1945–2005. Since 1986, this was done electronically, establishing a database, which has been made available on the website of the Sorbian Institute since 2003 and also forms part of the German-language virtual library Slavistik, the so called Slavistik-­Portal.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 99-107
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Serbian
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