PL EN


2005 | 52 | 4-5 | 252-261
Article title

LITTLENESS OF THE CULTURE IN THE MIDDLE EUROPE, FOR EXAMPLE 'Slovensko a jeho zivot literárny' (Slovakia and Her Literary Life) by Jozef Miloslav Hurban

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
'Littleness' appears as relevant for certain culture when it is determined by its own or foreign texts. This determination in an intercultural contact behaves as an explicit or implicit valuing act approached within the positions of superiority, inferiority, identity, alterity, translativity, singularity, as well as ancienity and juvenility. In the specific situation of the Slovak national revival an essay by Jozef Miloslav Hurban 'Slovensko a jeho zivot literárny' (Slovakia and Her Literary Life) is an important text of apologetic legitimating strategy of Slovak culture in the Central European context. Hurban uses mostly the term 'vitality of Slavs', which had been attributed to them since Herder, and in comparison with ancient European cultural nations he creates a picture of a dynamic Slovak young man, smartly walking towards a new epoch. Both an argument of time and an argument of placing were presented to stress the central position of Slovaks in the project of renewing the Central Europe. The argument of placing was usually presented in the glorification of High Tatras. In the changed constellation of the 20th century motivating power of important ideological potential of the essay was weakened. Hurban suggested a concept of future Slovak culture, also outlined with the aim against Czechs and Magyars, resisted only to a very limited extent the pressure coming from the Central European constellation after 1848, as also proved in the final passages of his essay.
Year
Volume
52
Issue
4-5
Pages
252-261
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • Ch. Prunitsch, Institute of Slavic Studies, University Regensburg, Germany
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06SKAAAA00721795
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.52323aca-c9f0-314c-8191-1efe1ebcd30f
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.