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RE: [Slovak-World] Late Medieval Age questions

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  • konekta@nm.psg.sk
    Dear Claudia, I have some old transcribed german books from Spis dealing with the german law. There the Germans say that the Slavs should not be permitted to
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      Dear Claudia,
      I have some old transcribed german books from Spis dealing with the german
      law.
      There the Germans say that the Slavs should not be permitted to court
      functions because they were unreliable and prone to quarrel.
      The Germans were not "advanced" but were advanced and still are.
      Germans were always Germans, but citizens of Hungary. Germans were Germans
      all the time, while Slovaks emerged as Slovaks only in 19th century.
      Caplovic wrote a very nice Ethnography of Slavs living on the territory of
      Slovakia, but the translator changed that to Slovaks.
      The identity of ethnicity is something that can not change with a new
      Overlord. How can you ask such a question? Ethnicity is blood.
      Countries which are made of immigrants are a different story and can not be
      compared to european countries.
      Vladimir

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Claudia Medvik
      Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 3:08 AM
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Late Medieval Age questions

      The invited emmigration of Germans into Slovakia/Hungary, seems to affected
      the whole of the area in time. Was there a very large difference in
      technology, education and social norms from the more Eastern influenced
      Slovaks? The book mentions several times that the Germans in towns and
      cities sought to exclude Slovaks from any positions of government. Was it
      more than a language difference, a class difference as well? They seemed to
      be at odds. Was that something that was over come with time?

      Was agriculture/forrest village life more important to Slovaks, than the
      more industrial/trade life of German towns? And the exposure of the more
      'advanced' Germans lifestyles enlargened their vistas?

      Did the Germans ever come to think of themselves as Hungarians?
      And was the identity of Slovak, or German or Magyar stay fixed with the
      people during the newer invasions by another new and different Overlord, the
      Turks? Did a change in Overlords matter to the peasant Slovak at all?

      Claudia

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