A lexicon of migrating ideas in the Slavic Balkans, 18th-21st centuries Cover Image

Leksykon idei wędrownych na słowiańskich Bałkanach, XVIII-XXI wiek
A lexicon of migrating ideas in the Slavic Balkans, 18th-21st centuries

Volume 4. Modernity, Secularization, Progress

Contributor(s): Grażyna Szwat-Gyłybowa (Editor), Dorota Gil (Editor), Lech Miodyński (Editor)
Subject(s): History of ideas, Recent History (1900 till today), 18th Century, 19th Century, Identity of Collectives
ISSN: 2545-1774
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Balkans; history of ideas; intelectual history; southern Slavdom; transfer; adaptation; globalization; modernization; modernity; secularization; progress
Summary/Abstract: The fourth volume of the extensive (ten-volume) monograph by Polish Slavic studies scholars (with contributions from scholars from a number of foreign research centres), made possible by an NCN OPUS grant (2014/13/B/HS2/01057). In terms of form, the monograph is a lexicon, the main body of which consists of entries-articles on the history of 27 selected ideas that anticipated and shaped the processes of modernization in the region: agrarianism, anarchism, capitalism, clericalization, confessions, conservatism, culture, education, enlightenment, evolution, history, homeland, humanism, liberalism, modernity, nation, politics, progress, rationalism, reformation, religion, revolution, schooling, secularization, socialism, tradition, and universalism. Their semantics, changeable as it was in response to local conditions, was investigated separately for each of the seven current states of the southern Slavdom: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Volume 4 presents the three ideas – modernity, secularization, and progress – that are at the foundations of global political, cultural and even religious imagery. The book contains many synthetically expressed, original, and source-based insights on the southern Slavic cultures’ struggles with modernity.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-96-0
  • Page Count: 213
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish