"Worst of All / Truer than Anything"

Native History Associations as Guardians of Hungarian Identity

Author(s): Károly Besnyi
Subject(s): Cultural history, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Fórum Könyvkiadó Intézet
Keywords: local historiography; ethnography; treasury; associations

Summary/Abstract: The writing of Native history in Vojvodina began to gain its wings in the last third of the 19th century and then stopped after 1918 and very slowly gained the possibility of resurrection. In the limited possibilities of the socialist era, local historiography and exploration of the homeland came to life forcibly adapting to its conditions. However, in the last four decades, the study of local values has evolved into a movement that, on many sides, has been revealing and representing native cultural values. Today, there is hardly a Hungarian settlement in Vojvodina that has not yet published an edition of local historiography and native traditions. Many associations and workshops have been established and are active. In presenting their work, I try to highlight the impact of these multilayered activities on the strengthening of the Hungarian identity.

  • Issue Year: L/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 25-33
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian