A Slavic Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Jernej Kopitar and Baron Žiga Zois by Luka VidmarA Slavic Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Jernej Kopitar and Baron Žiga Zois by Luka Vidmar

A Slavic Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Jernej Kopitar and Baron Žiga Zois

byLuka Vidmar

Hardcover | March 8, 2016

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This book discusses the correspondence between Jernej Kopitar, a co-founder of Slavic studies and proponent of Austro-Slavism, and Baron Žiga Zois, an Austrian nobleman and patron of the Slovene national revival. The author treats their letters (composed between 1808–19), which are for the most part unpublished, both as historical sources and as texts. In the first part of the book, he situates them in history and within the genre of the letter, especially in the context of Classical and Enlightenment epistolography; in the second, he deals with their importance for the development of Slavic cultural nationalisms; in particular, he argues that this correspondence successfully bound Slovene, Czech, Polish, Dalmatian, Croatian, and Serbian literati into a Slavic «republic of letters».
Luka Vidmar is Research Fellow with the Institute of Slovene Literature and Literary Studies at the Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts. He studies literature, art, and culture in Slovenia and neighboring countries in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Title:A Slavic Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Jernej Kopitar and Baron Žiga ZoisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6.05 × 0.77 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Jernej Kopitar – Žiga Zois – Correspondence – Letter – Republic of letters – Slovene national revival – Slavic national revivals – Cultural nationalism – Enlightenment – Klemens von Metternich – Emperor Francis I – Napoleon Bonaparte – Austrian Empire – Habsburg Monarchy – Illyrian Provinces – Kingdom of Illyria.