K aktivitám a postojom mladého Andreja Kmeťa (Ostrihom a Senohrad)
Activities and attitudes of young Andrej Kmeť (in Esztergom and Senohrad)
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In the article author deals with the activities and attitudes of Andrej Kmeť in an early phase of his life, i. e. the period of his theological studies in Esztergom (1861‐1865) and of his chaplaincy service in Senohrad (1865‐1868). The author analyses a contemporary correspondence and focuses primarily on his publicistic writings from this period. Main attention of the author is paid to Kmeť’s views on the Slovak clerical‐literary school presented on the Seminary in Esztergom. The author briefly describes history of this organization as well as Kmeť’s activities within it. The fact that in Esztergom Kmeť identified with the Slovak National Movement was substantial for his further life. The analysis from the period in Senohrad focuses on two Kmeť’s publicistic texts. The one of them deals with the role of a clericus within the frame of the Slovak National Movement, the other one with duties of a clericus within farming development in his community. Kmeť practically realised these theoretical bases partly in Senohrad and fully during his service in Krnišov. Yet as far back as in Senohrad Kmeť launched some activities which were also characteristic for his further work (e.g. establishing libraries, gathering folk art collections).
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