Contributions to Contemporary History 2022-11-24T11:36:06+01:00 Jure Gašparič, PhD Open Journal Systems <p><em>Contributions to Contemporary History</em> is one of the central Slovenian scientific historiographic journals, dedicated to publishing articles from the field of contemporary history (the 19th and 20th century).</p> <p>It has been published regularly since 1960 by the <a title="Institute of Contemporary History" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Institute of Contemporary History</a>, and until 1986 it was entitled Contributions to the History of the Workers' Movement.</p> <p>The journal is published three times per year in Slovenian and in the following foreign languages: English, German, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Italian, Slovak and Czech. The articles are all published with abstracts in English and Slovenian as well as summaries in English.</p> <p>The archive of past volumes is available at the <a title="History of Slovenia - SIstory" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>History of Slovenia - SIstory</strong></a> web portal.</p> <p><strong>The printed version of the journal</strong> is available at the Institute of Contemporary History, in humanities literature bookstores and through the Institute website (publications &gt;&gt; <a title="Publications Ordering" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Publications Ordering</a>).</p> <p>Further information and guidelines for the authors are available <a title="Informacije za avtorje" href="/index.php/pnz/about/submissions#authorGuidelines" target="_self">here</a>.</p> <p><a title="Ethical Principles" href="/pnz/ethics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ethical Principles</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Population Censuses 1857–1931 2022-11-24T11:36:06+01:00 Neja Blaj Hribar <p>In the following article, the author focuses on the historical population censuses in the Habsburg Monarchy and the Kingdom of SHS/Yugoslavia. She begins by introducing the legislation and the census method and then analyses the individual censuses and census headings. The final part of the article is devoted to a critical review of the collection and analysis of census data. It explores what the new digital data processing methods allow for and focuses on the importance of methodology.</p> 2022-11-02T08:18:17+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Neja Blaj Hribar Ivan Dečko and His Last Styrian Regional Assembly Period 2022-11-24T11:30:32+01:00 Filip Čuček <p><em>Avtor v prispevku analizira deželnozborske nastope spodnještajerskega poslanca Ivana Dečka v njegovem zadnjem mandatu (1902-1907). Kljub temu, da slovenski strani (na deželno- in državnozborski ravni) ni uspelo zmagati v mestu (najbližje zmagi so bili leta 1901), so celjski Nemci z vse večjim strahom spremljali slovenski nacionalni prodor. A mestni očetje se nikakor niso želeli ukloniti slovenskim zahtevam po gimnaziji znotraj mestnega teritorija. Dečko je medtem očitno »pozabil« na sklep slovenske politike, češ da tozadevno ne bo pristala na nikakršen kompromis, in samovoljno ponudil za gradnjo slovenske gimnazije del svoje posesti za mestnim »obzidjem« v Gaberjih. Njegova poteza se je pri ideološki delitvi pokazala za več kot odličen pripomoček konservativcev za napad nanj, posredno pa na liberalno strujo v Celju, kar je ne nazadnje vodilo v definitivni konec spodnještajerskega slogaštva.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2022-11-02T08:18:35+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Filip Čuček Mittheilungen des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins (1875-1938) 2022-11-24T11:30:53+01:00 Marija Mojca Peternel <p>This contribution aims to present the Mittheilungen des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins newspaper, published between 1875 and 1938. It was one of the publications of the Deutscher und oesterreichischer Alpenverein (German and Austrian Alpine Society). After the annexation of Austria to Germany, the society in question was renamed as the Deutscher Alpenverein (German Alpine Society), which marked the beginning of its end. The newspaper in question covered the entire German-speaking territory of today’s Europe, and the contribution pays special attention to the news related to the Slovenian territory during the relevant period.</p> 2022-11-02T08:19:08+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Marija Mojca Peternel Military Adventurism: Kingdom of Italy’s Attack Against The Kingdom of Greece in 1940 2022-11-24T11:31:14+01:00 Marjan Malešič Anton Žabkar <p>The article draws attention to the phenomenon of military adventurism. The analysis reveals certain fatal mistakes committed by the Italian political leadership, leading to military and political-diplomatic adventure. The most crucial of these included the simultaneous engagement of the limited Italian military forces on several battlefields (France, Albania, North Africa and Greece); the Italian arrogance towards Germany, its key ally; Italy’s overestimation of its forces’ capabilities and its underestimation of the enemy; and Italy’s disregard for the season (autumn and the coming winter), terrain (the mountainous area of Epirus), and weather (rain, snow, and extremely low temperatures) at the time of its attack against Greece.</p> 2022-10-14T15:05:22+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Marjan Malešič, Anton Žabkar I Was a Stolen Child, I Was a Forgotten Child 2022-11-24T11:31:39+01:00 Dunja Dobaja <p>The following article focuses on two groups of people in Slovenia who were forcibly separated from their parents and had their childhood stolen from them by two different ideologies. The first group consists of the victims of the German occupiers, while the second one involves the post-war retaliation of the victorious side. The contribution at hand sheds light on the consequences of these acts of violence and the lives of the children affected by them after the separation from their parents while presenting their efforts to regulate their legal status. In this context, it reveals the individual stories/memories of stolen and forgotten children. Their legal status was finally regulated in the independent state of Slovenia.</p> 2022-11-02T08:19:48+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Dunja Dobaja Yugoslav Economic Historiography between the National and International Context after World War II 2022-11-24T11:32:06+01:00 Žarko Lazarević <p><em>The article discusses the establishment of economic historiography in Yugoslavia after World War II in the context of institutional development, methodological tools and concepts, socio-political organisation, ideological assumptions, control over historiography, principles of scientific policy, and international cooperation.</em></p> 2022-11-02T11:43:30+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Žarko Lazarević Ivan Tomas and the Smuggler for the Pope 2022-11-24T11:32:25+01:00 Domagoj Tomas <p><em>During the pontificate of Pope Pius XII (1939 - 1958) the relations between the Holy See and the European communist countries were strained or severed. In such circumstances the trial of the Archbishop of Zagreb, Alojzije Stepinac, was held in the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia (FPRY), ending in 1946 when he was sentenced to 16 years in prison. After serving a five-year prison sentence, Stepinac was given a choice to go to Rome or to serve the rest of the sentence under house arrest in his hometown of Krašić. After Stepinac was appointed cardinal in 1953, the FPRY severed diplomatic relations with the Holy See, and Stepinac lost the opportunity to go to Rome and take over the cardinal's insignia.</em></p> <p><em>At the time Croatian Catholic priest Ivan Tomas was working at Vatican Radio in Rome. The result of Tomas's effort and the help of an American tourist of Slovenian origin, Frances Yenko Chilcoat, was an interesting and unusual journey of Stepinac’s cardinal robe and its safe arrival to the territory of the FPRY in 1954. Yenko Chilcoat described her endeavour in a memoir entitled Smuggler for the Pope, published in 2006.</em></p> <p><em>This paper will first explain the international political context of the time of her arrival from the United States of America to Europe and the church-state relations between the Holy See and the FPRY after World War II. Furthermore, the paper will verify the authenticity of Yenko Chilcoat's memoir and the credibility of her claims, analyse Tomas's role in the transfer of the cardinal robe, as well as the consequences of the cardinal robe coming into Stepinac's possession. Finally, a conclusion will be made about the meaning and the importance of Stepinac's cardinal robe transfer from Rome to the FPRY in the context of the contemporary church-state relations.</em></p> 2022-11-02T08:21:03+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Domagoj Tomas Konferenca Jezikovne tehnologije in digitalna humanistika 2022 2022-11-24T11:05:19+01:00 Ana Cvek 2022-11-02T08:21:40+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ana Cvek Žarko Lazarević, Delo in zemlja. Ljubljana: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, 2022, 255 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:19+01:00 Janja Sedlacek 2022-11-02T08:21:59+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Janja Sedlacek Ivan Smiljanić, ur., Sočutje in stigma: Družbene razlike in revščina v slovenski novejši zgodovini. Ljubljana: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, 2022, 261 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:20+01:00 Janja Sedlacek 2022-11-02T08:26:29+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Janja Sedlacek Alenka Hren Medved, Premog, železnica, terme in pivo: Modernizacija in demografski razvoj Laškega v dolgem 19. stoletju. Ljubljana, Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, 2021, 194 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:20+01:00 Filip Čuček 2022-11-02T08:26:45+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Filip Čuček Tomaž Kšela, Juš Kšela, Cena svobodomiselnosti: Tri življenja zdravnika in humanista prof. dr. Milana Cundra. Maribor: Kulturno društvo Mariborska literarna družba, Ljubljana: Inštitut za zgodovino medicine Medicinske fakultete, 2021, 234 str., ilustr. 2022-11-24T11:05:20+01:00 Zdenko Čepič 2022-11-02T08:26:56+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Zdenko Čepič Gregor Antoličič, Maksimilijan: Cesar po Napoleonovi milosti. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, 2022, 191 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:20+01:00 Ivan Smiljanić 2022-11-02T08:27:11+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ivan Smiljanić Gaj Trifković, Sea of Blood: A Military History of the Partisan Movement in Yugoslavia 1941–45. Warwick: Helion & Company, 2022, 448 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:21+01:00 Klemen Kocjancic <p>Recenzija knjige Gaja Trifkovića "<strong>Sea of Blood. A Military History of the Partisan Movement in Yugoslavia 1941–45</strong>."</p> 2022-11-02T08:32:15+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Klemen Kocjancic Halik Kochanski, Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939–1945. London: Allen Lane, 2022, 960 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:21+01:00 Klemen Kocjancic <p>Recenzija knjige:&nbsp;Halik Kochanski, <strong>Resistance: The Underground War in Europe, 1939–1945</strong>. London: Allen Lane, 2022, 960 strani</p> 2022-11-02T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Klemen Kocjancic Celia Donert, Ana Kladnik, Martin Sabrow (ur.), Making Sense of Dictatorship: Domination and Everyday Life in East Central Europe after 1945. Budapest: Vienna: New York: Central European University Press, 2022, 280 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:21+01:00 Tjaša Konovšek 2022-11-02T08:28:44+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Tjaša Konovšek Kristen Ghodsee in Mitchell A. Orenstein, Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021, 280 str. 2022-11-24T11:05:22+01:00 Tjaša Konovšek <p>/</p> 2022-11-02T08:29:34+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Tjaša Konovšek