Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic eBook

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CHAPTER II.

HISTORY OF THE ILLYRICO-SERVIAN LANGUAGE.

SECTION I.

Language and Literature of the Illyrico-Servians Proper.

Language written with different alphabets, 103.—­Characteristics, 104.—­History, 105.

Servians of the Greek Church.

Their extent, 107.—­Earlier literature, 108—­Modern writers, 112—­Vuk Stephanovitch, 113.—­His collection of popular songs, 114.—­His arrangement of the alphabet, 116.—–­ Recent poets, 118.—­Montenegro, the Vladika, 119.

Servians of the Romish Church.

GLAGOLITIC LITERATURE, 123.—­Manuscripts, Text du Sacre, 124.—­Earliest works and writers, 126.

SECULAR LITERATURE, 127.—­Dalmatia Proper, 128.—­Ragusa and its literature, 128.—­Orthography, 131.—­Dr. Gaj, 133.—­Catholic Slavonians, 133.

SECTION II.

Language and Literature of the CROATIANS, 135.—­Relation of the Croats to other Slavi, 135.—­Orthography, etc. 136.

SECTION III.

Language and Literature of the VENDES or SLOVENZI, 138.—­Their home, 138.—­Efforts of Truber, 139.—­Orthography, etc. 140.—­Literature, 142.

CHAPTER III.

LANGUAGE OF THE BULGARIANS.

Corruptions, 144.—­No trace of early literature, 145.—­Present state, 146.

Part Third.

WESTERN SLAVI.

CHAPTER I.

CZEKHO-SLOVAKIAN BRANCH.

SECTION I.

History of the Czekhish or Bohemian Language and Literature. Bohemian literature distinguished, 147.—­Early history, 149.—­Moravians, 151.—­Note on pronunciation, 151.—­Characteristics of the language, 154.—­Periods, 156.—­FIRST PERIOD, 157.—­SECOND PERIOD, 163.—­John Huss and Jerome of Prague, 167.—­Their martyrdom, 170.—­Consequences, 174.—­THIRD PERIOD, 182.—­Golden age of Bohemian literature, 183—­Events, 184,—­Literary activity, 188.—­Desolations of the thirty years’ war, 195.—­FOURTH PERIOD, 196.—­Paralysis of literature, 196.—­Emigrants, Comenius, 197.—­Slovak writers, 199.—­FIFTH PERIOD, 200.—­State of the language, 201.—­Writers, 202.—­Dobrovsky, 204—­Kollar, 206.—­Panslavism, 207—­Schaffarik, 207.—­Palacky, 209.—­Works on the Bohemian language, 211.

SECTION II.

Language and Literature of the Slovaks.

Home of the Slovaks, 212.—­Their language, 214.—­Earliest traces of a literature, 217.—­Understand the Bohemian dialect, 218—–­ Writers in German, 220.—­Grammars, etc. 221.

CHAPTER II.

HISTORY OF THE POLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.

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