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Djelovanje Družbe sv. Ćirila i Metoda za Istru (1893.-1918.)


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Pajduh, Marina. (2018). Djelovanje Družbe sv. Ćirila i Metoda za Istru (1893.-1918.). Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Iveljić, Iskra].

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The period of the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century in Istria was the period of the national movement of istrian Croats and Slovenes. Their efforts to achieve equality were directed against istrian Italians who had political and economic power in Istria, making it difficult for the more numerous slavic inhabitants to attain their own political, economical, cultural and educational progress. Trying to preserve their privileged position and to convert Istria to an ethnic italian territory, they conduct italianization, using education as one of the means in that process. The spread of italian language and culture through the system of elementary schools and preschools directly motivated the establishment of the Society of St. Cyril and Methodius for Istria in 1893. This association, which was led by prominent figures of the croatian-slovene national movement, had the purpose of founding croatian and slovene private elementary schools and preschools. Until 1918, when the activity of the Society of St. Cyril and Methodius for Istria, due to the italian occupation, comes to an end, the Society founded and sustained a total of 54 schools and 10 preschools, used against italianization and isolated attempts of germanization. Because of its activity, this association became an important element in the national movement in Istria, helping at the same time, with its croatian nature, in the process of croatian national integration.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Istria, national movement, Istrian Croats and Slovenes, Istrian Italians, education, italianization, germanization, The Society of St. Cyril and Methodius for Istria, croatian and slovenian private elementary schools and preschools, process of croatian national integration
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Iveljić, Iskra
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 10:43
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 10:43

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