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Gedanke einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts
Thought of a multicultural society in the first half of the 19th century

Author(s): Anna Gyivicsán
Subject(s): Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Diplomatic history, Political history, Sociology of Culture, 19th Century
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Central European national movements; multiculturalism; the social significance of language; tolerance of coexistence; Swiss cantons; Slovak-Croatian relationship; pamphlet literature;

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines a pseudonymous Slovak political document published in German in 1833 in the Croatian town of Karlovac. The analysis focuses on two questions. The first approach describes how the Slovak-Croatian relationship was developing at the linguistic-cultural stage of national movements and in what way it is reflected in the document. The second approach tries to determine how this political document written in the form of a fictitious letter raises the possibility of creating a multicultural environment for the coexistence of peoples on equal terms in the multiethnic historical Hungary. Besides claiming these ideas, the author brings up real arguments against the Magyarization efforts and dismisses them.

  • Issue Year: 48/2003
  • Issue No: 1-3
  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: German