The Frontiers of Language and Nationality in Europe

The Frontiers of Language and Nationality in Europe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... to the United States. In Zumberak for the same year the number of inhabitants was estimated at 11,842, of whom 7,151 were "uniats" and 4,691 Catholics.6 The conversion of these Serbians from Greek orthodoxy was accomplished in the eighteenth century. Scattered Serbian settlements are found between the Danube and Theiss valleys as far north as Maria-Theresiopel and farther south at Zombor and Neusatz. The rich corn-growing districts southeast of Fiinfkirchen (Pechui) contain some of the most important Serbian centers in Hungary. Serbian is the language of the entire district of confluence of the Theiss and Danube as well as of many colonies in the Banat of Temesvar. Eeligious diversity alone has prevented fusion of these Serbians with the Hungarian majority of the land. "Whenever they come into contact with Eumanians of the same religion the Serbians lose ground and become merged in the bosom of the Latin population. "A Eumanian woman in the house," says the Serbian proverb, "means a Eumanian home." Such Eumanian households are now solidly established north and south of the Danube valley in the northeastern angle of Serbia where a century ago they were practically non-existent.7 Among these Serbian settlements of southern Hungary those in the Banat of Temesvar are the most important. Temesvar itself although an ancient seat of Serbian voivodes 8 contains fewer Serbians than Germans and Hungarians. The Slavs however occupy the western part of the Banat and form majorities between Zombor and Temesvar, Becherek and Pan-chova. Around Maria-Theresiopel (also known as Subotica or Szabadka) the Serbian element contains many Eoman Catholics--the so-called Bunjevci, who were emigrants from former Turkish provinces, mainly Herzegovina. The old...
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670531
  • 9781236670533