The Founding of the "Sokol (Falcon) of the Yugoslav Monarchy" Cover Image

Ustanavljanje Sokola Kraljevine Jugoslavije
The Founding of the "Sokol (Falcon) of the Yugoslav Monarchy"

Author(s): Tomaž Pavlin
Subject(s): Education, Cultural history, Governance, Political history, Social history, Politics and society, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Sports Studies
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: physical education; the Sokol movement; societies; King's dictatorship; the Yugoslav Sokol Alliance; the Sokol of the Yugoslav Monarchy;

Summary/Abstract: The founding of the Sokol (Falcon) of the Yugoslav Monarchy was one of the measures introduced by King Alexander Karadjordjević in an attempt to reform cultural life in Yugoslavia after the enforcement of the dictatorship on 6 January. This act caused a thorough reorganisation of gymnastic organisations, without affecting sport. In the paper, the author describes this reorganisation, which took place throughout the year of 1929, as well as the reactions it caused.

  • Issue Year: 42/2002
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 55-72
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Slovenian