Peeping under the Rijeka Patch - Problems of Inter-ethnic Relations and the Establishment of Hungarian National Identity in Rijeka at the Beginning of the 20th century

Krešimir Sučević Međeral


Using the material collected from Rijeka’s periodicals in Hungarian, primarily from the period 1903-1906, the article displays the problems of establishing a unique national identity in a city whose history has been strongly marked by ethnic diversity. Since the observed material belongs to a discourse that is politically and ideologically dominant but demographically inferior on the field, it is interesting to observe the methods used to reduce its unfavorable position, while at the same time trying to maintain credibility and to not turn into an open ideological propaganda - with varying success and the final outcome.


national identity, ethnic diversity, multilingualism, Austria-Hungary, Fiume, Rijeka

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