"Srbi svi i svuda", "Hrvatske zemlje" bez Hrvata
"The Serbs Everybody and Everywhere" – "Croatian Countries" Without the Croats

Author(s): Nikola Žutić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za savremenu istoriju, Beograd
Keywords: the Serbs; Croatian countries; the Croats; Vojna krajina; Dalmatia; Boka; Slavonia; Barania; Backa;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents rebuilding of stereotypes and revision of part of the works of Croatian and Serbian historiography, which unscientifically created and spread consciousness on ancientness of the Croatian people and expansiveness of ‘Croatian countries’. The centre of historiography analysis contains the statistic data from the Austrian census done in 1850 which in the exact way proves the author’s thesis on the great number of Serbs living there and the Serbian national expansiveness in the South-Eastern Europe – from Istra over Vojna krajina, Dalmatia with Boka, to Slavonia, Barania, Backa and the Romanian part of Banat. The author concludes that there are no ethnic Croats in the above-stated regions but that they are ethnic Serbs of the Roman-Catholic religion (Roman-Catholic Serbs in Istra, with Kvarner islands, Vojna krajina, Dalmatia with islands, then Bunjevci, Cokci, Krasovani and others) who, under the influence of Roman-Catholic propaganda, eventually accept the Croatian name as their own old ethnic determination. Further on in the work, the author also analyzes the state-judicial disharmony between the laws which ordered territorial division within the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austro-Hungarian agreement and the Act from 1868, the so-called Hungarian-Croatian agreement) and the state-judicial practice of the Government and the ban (civil governor) from Zagreb who, according to instructions from Vienna and Vatican, in every way had endeavored to incorporate Dalmatia, as a separate Austrian province, into ‘the Croatian Trojednica’.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 31-51
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian