The Work of a Local Historian in Sáromberke (Dumbrăvioara): History about us (case study) Cover Image

Egy sáromberki helytörténetíró és munkája: a rólunk szóló történelem (esetelemzés)
The Work of a Local Historian in Sáromberke (Dumbrăvioara): History about us (case study)

Author(s): András Vajda
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: popular writing; writing as a social fact; monograph of village; culture between popular and literary/ scientific

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes the monograph of Sáromberke (Dumbrăvioara, Mureş county), and its writer’s authorship activity. The author, Dr. Mózes András was a reformed priest, professor of theology, church historian and penman in one person. The style and the quality of information of the monograph is determined by these attitudes and visions of the world, and turns into a receptacle of historical and ethnographical data and personal memories. The paper analyzes writing as a social fact, and observes its motivations and functions instead of its content. In our view the writer of the monograph is considered an intruder and accordingly, its writing is regarded as “third culture” which stands between popular and literary/scientifi c, holding possession those fi elds, where professional research did not reach.

  • Issue Year: LXXIV/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 150-160
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian