They are in fact the last survivors of the Slavonic tribes which once occupied most, if not all, inhabited territory ... despite small numbers and inferior political status, the Sorbs have the right to be NATIONAL STATUS 5 National status.
Author: Gerald Stone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Stone's work on the Sorbian history, literature, language, folklore and music was the first book on the Sorbs to be published in the English language and offers a comprehensive account of the Sorbs which everyone with an interest in the history of the Slavic nations in Europe should be aware of.
The compass of Russian literature extended itself during the course of Alexander's reign , or rather from A. D. 1800 to ... This number perhaps will not strike the reader as so very small , if he is informed that in the whole eighteenth ...
Author: Valerian Krasinski (Count)Publish On: 1851
... instead of limiting it to the comparatively narrow sphere of their own nation , appeared particularly gratifying to those Slavonic writers , whose works had only a very circumscribed circle of readers , on account of the small ...
Gerald Stone's The Smallest Slavonic Nation8 offers a history of the Lusatian Sorbs (more commonly known in Germany as Wends), a small Slavic nation whose roots and settlement go back to the seventh century C.E. The Sorbs have never had ...
Author: John Kleinig
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Deep friendship may express profound loyalty, but so too may virulent nationalism. What can and should we say about this Janus-faced virtue of the will? This volume explores at length the contours of an important and troubling virtue -- its cognates, contrasts, and perversions; its strengths and weaknesses; its awkward relations with universal morality; its oppositional form and limits; as well as the ways in which it functions in various associative connections, such as friendship and familial relations, organizations and professions, nations, countries, and religious tradition.
Author: Saskia Pronk-TiethoffPublish On: 2013-10-25
Stone, G. 1972 The smallest Slavonic nation: the Sorbs ofLusatia, London. Streitberg, W.A. 1900 Urgermanische Grammatik: Einführung in das vergleichende Studium der altgermanischen Dialekte, Heidelberg. 1920 Gotisches Elementarbuch ...
Author: Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff
This book is a comprehensive study of the Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic. It includes an investigation of all Germanic words that were borrowed into Proto-Slavic until its disintegration in the early ninth century. Research into the phonology, morphology and semantics of the loanwords serves as the basis of an investigation into the Germanic donor languages of the individual loanwords. The loanwords can be shown to be mainly of Gothic, High German and Low German origin. One of the aims of the present study is to clarify the accentuation of Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic and to explain how they were adapted to the Proto-Slavic accentual system. This volume is of special interest to scholars and students of Slavic and Germanic historical linguistics, contact linguistics and Slavic accentology. Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff’s research focuses on Slavic historical linguistics and language contact between Slavic and Germanic. She studied Slavic languages and cultures and Comparative Indo-European linguistics at Leiden University, where she also obtained her doctoral degree. She currently lives in Zagreb, where she contributed to the Croatian-Dutch dictionary (Institute for Croatian Language and Linguistics), and now contributes to the Croatian Church Slavic dictionary (Old Church Slavonic Institute).
The notion dates back to eighteenth century National Socialism, to a time when there were differing concepts (Förster 2007) and the 'smallest Slavonic people' image was reactivated. This is confirmed by a brochure written Paul Nedo and ...
Author: Máiréad Nic Craith
This book discusses the history and contemporary practice of studying cultures 'at home', by examining Europe's regional or 'small' ethnologies of the past, present and future. With the rise of nationalism and independence in Europe, ethnologies have often played a major role in the nation-building process. The contributors to this book offer case studies of ethnologies as methodologies, showing how they can address key questions concerning everyday life in Europe. They also explore issues of European integration and the transnational dimension of culture in Europe today, and examine how regional ethnologies can play a crucial part in forming a wider 'European ethnology' as local participants have experience of combining identities within larger regions or nations.
The Smallest Slavonic Nation: The Sorbs of Lusatia. London: Athlone. Stone, Gerald. 2009. The Göda Manuscript 1701: A Source for the History of the Sorbian Language. With an Introduction and Glossary (Ser: Schriften des Sorbischen ...
Author: Tomasz Kamusella
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book analyzes the creation of languages across the Slavophone areas of the world and their deployment for political projects and identity building, mainly after 1989. It offers perspectives from a number of disciplines such as sociolinguistics, socio-political history and language policy. Languages are artefacts of culture, meaning they are created by people. They are often used for identity building and maintenance, but in Central and Eastern Europe they became the basis of nation building and national statehood maintenance. The recent split of the Serbo-Croatian language in the wake of the break-up of Yugoslavia amply illustrates the highly politicized role of languages in this region, which is also home to most of the world’s Slavic-speakers. This volume presents and analyzes the creation of languages across the Slavophone areas of the world and their deployment for political projects and identity building, mainly after 1989. The overview concludes with a reflection on the recent rise of Slavophone speech communities in Western Europe and Israel. The book brings together renowned international scholars who offer a variety of perspectives from a number of disciplines and sub-fields such as sociolinguistics, socio-political history and language policy, making this book of great interest to historians, sociologists, political scientists and anthropologists interested in Central and Eastern Europe and Slavic Studies.
The Baltic States: The National Self -Determination of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (London: Macmillan). Smith, R. A. (1997), 'Indigenous and ... Stone, G. (1972), The Smallest Slavonic Nation: The Sorbs of Lusatia (London: Athlone).
Author: Stephen Barbour
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This book examines the role of language in the present and past creation of social, cultural, and national identities in Europe. It considers the way in which language may sometimes reinforce national identity (as in England) while tending to subvert the nation-state (as in the United Kingdom). After an introduction describing the interactive roles of language, ethnicity, culture, and institutions in the character and formation of nationalism and identity, the book considers their different manifestations throughout Europe. Chapters are devoted to Britain and Ireland; France; Spain and Portugal; Scandinavia; the Netherlands and Belgium; Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg; Italy; Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic; Bulgaria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Albania, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo; Greece and Turkey; the Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Baltic States, and the Russian Federation. The book concludes with a consideration of the current relative status of the languages of Europe and how these and the identities they reflect are changing and evolving.