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Despised Elite. Nobility in Croatia and Slavonia After 1918


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Iveljić, Iskra. (2018). Despised Elite. Nobility in Croatia and Slavonia After 1918. Radovi zavoda za hrvatsku povijest, 50(1). pp. 135-152. ISSN 0353-295X

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The author analyses the position of nobility in Croatia and Slavonia prior to the First World War as well as its fate after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Since the late 19th century the nobility experienced great difficulties in keeping up the pace with the rising middle-class, especially with its economic elite. Following the complex transition into the Yugoslav state in 1918, it was faced with new challenges and major changes. After the fall of the old Monarchy the nobility was left without its sovereign, and moreover, in the new state it was treated as a potential enemy in almost every aspect (national, political, economic etc.). However, the Belgrade regime had at least a partially differentiated approach to noblemen, preferring the ones who had been considered as pro-Yugoslav even before 1918. In spite of these differences, the landed nobility as a whole was very much affected by the land reform that was launched in 1919 but was of a provisional character until the beginning of 1930s, thus further intensifying the conflict between peasants, especially the colonists form the so-called passive regions and war veterans, and the landed nobility

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nobility, Croatia and Slavonia, 19th/20th century
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 09:54
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:54

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