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Jaša Tomić and Political Criticism of Historical Thought

Author(s): Nebojša Ranđelović
Subject(s): History of Law
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Нишу
Keywords: Jaša Tomić; Ruvarac; Stanojević; Radonić; criticism; politics

Summary/Abstract: Jaša Tomić was an important political figure in the Serbian history who had a significant impact on shaping the political profile of the Serbs in Vojvodina (which was under the control of the Habsburg monarchy at the time) and the decision of the Vojvodina Serbs to join the new state of the South Slavs (in 1918). His activities may be observed from the aspect of his personal characteristics, his political ideology and his literary work. His literary opus includes polemics on a number of controversial issues with renowned Serbian historians of that time (Ruvarac, Stanojević and Radonić) as well as political criticism of historical thought. His criticism is clearly reflected in his syntagmatic concepts of “unpatriotic history”, “excessive criticism” and “noncontemporary and contemporary history”. In his ardent pursuit of his political ideals, he was prone to disregarding the fact that the epic history may be used and abused just like religion.

  • Issue Year: LXIII/2012
  • Issue No: 63
  • Page Range: 111-119
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Serbian