Slovene Historiography between Tradition and Inovation


  • Peter Vodopivec Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino


historiography, historians, changes, the Slovene past


The author of this article points out that, for Slovene historiographers, the year 1991 represents no turning point. Changes in Slovene historiography occurred, in fact, as early as the mid-1980's under the influence of modern, western European methodological trends as well as the strained political situation in Yugoslavia. The author draws attention to individual works and authors, and briefly denotes their theses and findings. In this regard, he makes particular mention of the new analyses of the Slovene political parties and their orientation, the studies of the German political movement in Styria and Carniola, the historical social studies of the middle class, the more recent economic history works and the study of the history of the Church and emigration. He concludes that although, from the mid-1980's onwards, Slovene historians successfully widened their research area, at the same time, they were almost exclusively, and more than ever before, involved in the research of the Slovene past.



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