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Časopis Hrvatska revija (1928. do 1945.) kao prostor promicanja hrvatskog kulturnog identiteta


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Luić-Vudrag, Dubravka. (2014). Časopis Hrvatska revija (1928. do 1945.) kao prostor promicanja hrvatskog kulturnog identiteta. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature.
(Prilog: životopis i bibliografija autorice) [mentor Grbić Jakopović, Jadranka].

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Croatian literary journal Hrvatska revija (Croatian Review), published in Zagreb from 1928 until 1945, had left an indelible imprint on the Zagreb social and cultural scene in the first half of the 20th century. Like many journals of that time, in Croatia and abroad, it has not yet been sufficiently researched. These journals are characterized by a number of specific features gained through views and attitudes of their editors, wide range of themes and ideas, and their approach to problems, and therefore their history, period of publication, and significance for the Croatian social, political, and literary life of that time should be evaluated as important witnessing documents of that time. The preservation, promotion and development of Croatian cultural identity presented on the example of the journal Hrvatska revija during the years in which the Belgrade centralism threatened to shut down all Croatian cultural institutions like, for example, Matica hrvatska (Central Croatian Cultural and Publishing Society) bear witness of the courage and consciousness of the Croatian intellectuals to express their resistance through the written word. The persistent effort of the Yugoslav authorities to maintain the unique Serbo-Croatian language represented a continuous threat for the Croatian language, the important factor of the Croatian national identity. The aim of the thesis was to research how it was possible, that, in such historically troubled times, such a significant journal appeared, and analyze it as a valuable source of information about Croatian society, people, and events of that time. It also analyzes its significance and the influence it had on the cultural life during the period of its publication between the Two World Wars, and by the end of the World War II. The journal Hrvatska revija appeared at the moment when the everyday political scene was swarming with a number of diverse political views, from the ultra-right, clerical, middle class, nationalistic to the socialist, communist and left oriented. After the assassination of the Croatian representatives in the Parliament in Belgrade and the death of Stjepan Radić, Croatian people shared the common feeling of hopelessness, even those who were optimistic about Croatia entering Yugoslavia. The journal Hrvatska revija was a strong driving force of Croatian intellectuals, whose most prominent representatives gathered around the Central Croatian Cultural and Publishing Society. As a tolerant and open journal Hrvatska revija published articles of numerous contributors of different political orientations, and a special space was reserved for the essay articles. Soon after the proclamation of the so-called 6 January Dictatorship all the intellectuals became opposition to the Belgrade centralism. After several years, due to the political differences, the left oriented intellectuals stopped publishing in Hrvatska revija and cooperating with Matica hrvatska (Central Croatian Cultural and Publishing Society), but the journal continued to be published with the same aesthetic and artistic qualities. During the eighteen years of publication Hrvatska revija had had several editors, and each of them gave their special contribution to the journal, never forgetting the main mission of the journal: preservation and promotion of the cultural identity and self-awareness of the Croatian people. The last double issue was published in spring 1945, right before the Partisan units entered Zagreb. Several years later, in 1951, the journal was re-established abroad by Croatian émigrés, the intellectuals who cherished memories of the homeland edition of Hrvatska revija and Matica hrvatska. It had been published abroad for the following 50 years when it returned back to Zagreb, and where it has been published ever since by Matica hrvatska. This work represents a contribution to the knowledge about Croatian literary journals in the first half of the 20th century, analyzing the journal Hrvatska revija in the turbulent period of ideological conflicts, and its role of the driving force of Croatian culture. The work investigates thoroughly the founding, characteristics, and influences of the journal on the Croatian social scene, as well as its valuable role in preserving and promoting Croatian cultural and national identity.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural identity, Hrvatska revija (Croatian Review), Matica hrvatska (Central Croatian Cultural and Publishing Society), literary journals, cultural history of the first half of the 20th century
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Grbić Jakopović, Jadranka
Additional Information: Prilog: životopis i bibliografija autorice
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 09:15
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 10:44

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