SVIBOR - Project code: 6-02-093


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Project code: 6-02-093

Croatian Countries during civil modernisation 1848 - 1918

Main researcher: PAVLIČEVIĆ, DRAGUTIN (35611)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/93.

Papers on project (total): 195
Institution name: Filozofski fakultet - Humanističke znanosti, Zagreb (130)
Department/Institute: Institute for Croatian history
Address: Ivana Lučića 3
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 519 044
Fax: 385 (0)1 513 834

Summary: In the project "Croatian countries during civil modernisation 1848-1918" will be researched the past and the changes in Banal-Croatia (Province of Croatia) and Slavonia, i.e. in former Military Border after the uniting in 1881, and Istra as well, which until 1918 belonged to austrian part of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. A significant stress will be put on the economies, especially in agriculture changes and in the decay of house communities (kućne zadruge). The Radić brothers activity in croatian village will also take place in this research.

Keywords: Croatia, Slavonia, Istra, agricultural relations, hauscommunity, modernisation, improvement, urbanisation, industrialisation, demographical changes, development of cities

Research goals: This project will include Croatia, Slavonia and Istria to a certain extent, but not Dalmatia, Dubrovnik and the Military Borders in the Civil period that followed revolutionary changes in 1848. Its basic purpose is to analyze the development of agricultural relations with emphasis on the peasant question at the time of the abolition serfdom in 1848, peasant unrest and revolts during the whole period up to 1918, the disintegration of the extended family system after 1881 and the poltical awakening of the village thanks to the activities of the radić brother's party. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the development of Croatian towns in that period, their economic and demographic change, the influence of towns on Croatian social development as a whole, especially on modernization and ideas of integration, inter-ethnic relations between Croats and Serbs and the development of the Serbian middle class. Special attention will be paid to political development, the role of the intelligentsia, the progressive youth at the end of the 19th century and the development of Catholicizm, especially political. The final goal is to write several monographs and studies that will serve as the foundation for a detailed synthesis of the whole 1848-1918 period.


  1. Name of institution: Nacionalna i sveučilišna biblioteka
    Type of institution: Other
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: Državni arhiv
    Type of institution: Other
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  3. Name of institution: Biblioteka Državnog statističkog zavoda
    Type of institution: Other
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  4. Name of institution: Nationalbibliothek
    Type of institution: Other
    City: Wien, Austrija

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