The ethnic image of the town of Košice in Slovak historiography from beginning until 1918 Cover Image

Etnický obraz Košíc v slovenskej historiografii od jej počiatkov do roku 1918
The ethnic image of the town of Košice in Slovak historiography from beginning until 1918

Author(s): Ondrej Ficeri
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Christian Theology and Religion, History, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Cultural history, Jewish studies, Review, Bibliography, General Reference Works, Geography, Regional studies, Ethnohistory, History of ideas, Local History / Microhistory, Political history, Social history, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Theology and Religion, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), History of Religion
Published by: Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach
Keywords: History of Košice; Ethnic images; Slovak collective memory; Slovak historiography; Slovak national discourse;

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to reconstruct the ethnic image of the town of Košice produced by members of Slovak historiography in the period of existence of the historical Hungary. In the development of the ethnic structure of Košice, the most decisive role played the town’s location on the ethnic border between areas with prevailing Slovak, and on the other side Hungarian inhabitants. To define the affiliation of Slovak historiography to the multi-ethnic town of Košice, it was necessary to trace contemporary images of Slovak scholars about the ethnic composition and realia of Košice and answer the question, whether they considered Košice as one of the Slovak towns, and whether Košice became one of the places of Slovak collective memory. The article contemplates what role did Košice play in constructing the Slovak national discourse and, eventually, it outlines reasons why the town, despite a huge potential, did not become one of the significant centres of the Slovak national life before 1918.

  • Issue Year: 3/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 94-113
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak