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 6. Education, Tradition, Universalism

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: history of ideas; Balkans; intellectual history; southern Slavdom; education; tradition; universalism
Summary/Abstract: The sixth 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: agrariarism, anarchism, capitalism, clericalization, confessions, conservatism, culture, education, enlightenment, evolution, history, homeland, humanism, liberalism, nation, modernity, 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 6 presents the three ideas – education, tradition, universalism – that are at the foundations of the European discourses of modernization and anti-modernization, of the European imaginary of the human intellectual condition as the key to the formation of societies. The book contains many synthetically expressed, original and source-based insights on the southern Slavic cultures’ struggles with modernity.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-98-4
  • Page Count: 217
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish