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The smallest Slavonic nation: the Sorbs of Lusatia.

Author: Gerald Stone
Publisher: London, Athlone Press, 1972.
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Genre/Form: History
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Stone, Gerald.
Smallest Slavonic nation: the Sorbs of Lusatia.
London, Athlone Press, 1972
(OCoLC)558461586
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Stone
ISBN: 0485111292 9780485111293
OCLC Number: 1164782
Description: xiv, 201, [8] pages illustrations, facsimile, maps, portraits 23 cm

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by kici (WorldCat user on 2008-09-03)

Contents … ix List of Illustrations … xi Abbreviations. Note on Proper Names … xiii INTRODUCTION Location and distribution … 1 Sorb, Wend, or Lusatian … 3 National status … 5 Sorbian studies … 6 1. HISTORY Prehistory and the earliest sources … 8 Slavonic migrations … 8 German expansion … 9 Unity with Poland … 11 Christianization … 11 United under the Czech Crown … 12 Limited use of Sorbian by the Church … 13 The Thirty Years War … 14 Sorbian students … 15 The Congress of Vienna … 16 Economic changes … 17 Social changes … 18 The intelligentsia … 19 National consciousness and Panslavism … 21 The events of 1848 … 23 The students' societies … 26 The Maćica Serbska … 28 Construction of the ‘Sorbian House’ … 29 The unification of Germany 1871 … 30 The World War 1914-18 and claims for independence … 31 Under the Weimar Republic … 32 The Nazi period 1933-45 … 35 The Liberation … 36 2. LITERATURE Early Sorbian literature … 41 The beginnings of journalism … 45 Poetry before Handrij Zejler … 48 Rudolf Mjeń … 51 Handrij Zejler … 51 After Zejler … 60 Jan Radyserb-Wjela … 61 Jan Mučink … 64 The literary journals … 67 Lower Sorbian writers … 69 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski … 72 Into the twentieth century … 77 The revival … 79 Developments since 1945 … 85 3. LANGUAGE Relation to the other Slavonic languages … 90 Position within the West Slavonic group … 92 Exclusively Sorbian features … 97 Two languages or one? … 99 The dialects: features distinguishing Upper from Lower Sorbian … 110 Transitional dialects … 113 Upper Sorbian dialects … 113 Lower Sorbian dialects … 114 Early history … 115 Development of the standard languages … 117 Secularization and purism … 118 Europeanisms and Czech loans … 118 Standardization of Lower Sorbian … 119 Unification of Protestant and Catholic variants … 120 Plans for unification of Upper and Lower Sorbian … 121 Increased Catholic influence … 122 4. FOLKWAYS AND FOLKLORE Traditions … 123 National costumes … 123 Easter customs … 126 The Spinning Evenings … 129 Other customs … 130 Folk-literature … 132 Local legends … 136 Folktales … 137 Folk-art … 139 Folklore and nationality … 142 5. MUSIC Folk-music … 143 The collection of folk-songs and folk-music … 147 Smoler’s classification … 150 Characteristics of the Sorbian folk-song … 151 External influences … 154 Musical composition … 155 Korla Awgust Kocor … 156 The Sorbian choral movement … 157 Other composers … 158 6. THE POSITION TODAY Political … 161 Education … 163 Higher education and teacher supply … 167 The language … 168 Publishing … 172 Newspapers and periodicals … 175 Radio and television … 177 The theatre … 179 The Domowina … 180 Survival of traditions and folklore … 182 Sorbian studies and research … 183 Prospects for the future … 184 Select Bibliography … 186 Index … 191

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