The Slovaks of Hungary; Slavs and Panslavism

The Slovaks of Hungary; Slavs and Panslavism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...to secure a firmer hold on the good-will of ministers of the gospel, stood sponsor to the passage of a law in 1898 whereby preachers who enjoy an annual income less than 1600 crowns are entitled to a subvention from the state. The meaning of this will be best understood when it is remembered that the tempting law affects almost every minister in Slovakland! Those suspected of "sentiments unfriendly to the state "--note the application of the particular provision--may not receive subventions. An event of more than passing interest, although without apparent results, was a meeting, in 1895 in Pest, of non-Magyar nationalities, including Slovaks. LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. IN the preface to his Literature in Slovakland, written in 1880, Jaroslav Vlcek, a recognized authority on the subject, says: "The Bohemian-Slovak nation is divided politically, administratively, ethnographically, and linguistically into two unequal parts, the development of which has been totally different both in manner and trend. The first part embraces Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia. It has a glorious past, all its own, which reached its culmination during the Hussite wars, waged to free man's conscience and secure spiritual freedom from the thraldom of the Middle Ages. It has a rich blossoming literature, the golden flow of which is traceable long prior to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Lastly, because of its rejuvenation, that should be regarded as the most remarkable occurrence in the history of mankind, it is recognized by all unprejudiced observers as a separate body politic, occupying a respectable place in the history of European culture. "The second and smaller part of the nation, which inhabits northern Hungary, lost its polit.ical...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486684
  • 9781236486684