(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

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Atlant and Slovene national consciousness in the second half of the 19th century

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The geographic literature made an important contribution to the development of national conciousness among Slovenes in the 19th century, as well as to the reinforcement of Slovene identity after Slovenia's independence in 1991. A typical example of this kind of geographic publication is Atlant, the first atlas of the world in the Slovene language, which was published in installments from 1869 to 1877. Atlant followed the concept of a Unified Slovenia, and this idea boosted the confidence of Slovenes, the bulk of whom were incorpored into Austria-Hungary as they entered the stage of European politics as a nation for the first time. With the publication of Atlant, a number of geographical names were translated into Slovene or Slovenized for the first time. The geographic, linguistic and political conditions in which Slovenes lives, as well as the relations at the time between Slovene, German, and Slavic languages, are reflected in the way foreign place names were adapted. The reprinting of Atlant in 2005 is also associated with a critical period in history, since it was published after the independance of Slovenia and its inclusion in the European Union, a time when the young state has been seeking its identity among all the world's nations. - (IKR)


Article of periodic

published at : Acta geographica Slovenica / ISSN 1581-6613


Millesime : 2006, vol. 46, no2 [pp. 251-283]

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