RE: [Slovak-World] Re: Folk trade--1
Your prose is more elegant than mine. I just hope that this (what we both understood) is what the Slovak original actually said.
All opinions my own
From: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 6:53 PM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Folk trade--1
FOLK TRADE 1
Helen, taking the original "English" version I came up with this:
In Central Europe as well as Slovakia, the economic conditions of the rural population, character of agricultural production, household production, crafts and the purchasing power of the population <provided> similar conditions for existence of folk trade before the end of the first half of the twentieth century.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Slovak-World%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fedor, Helen" <hfed@...> wrote:
> FOLK TRADE
> The existence and development of traditional folk trade in Slovakia depended on several economic, historical, and social conditions in the country. At different times and in different ways, these conditions affected the beginning, development, and extinction of folk trade. Each facet of this development affected folk trade in a different way, affecting its intensity, its geographical spread, and the extent of trade contacts.
> As late as the first half of the 20th century, socio-political changes in the country [the imposition of communism] influenced trade by prohibiting private businesses and affecting other essential charateristics that had developed during the preceding centuries. The effect was to keep trade within its traditional bounds [i.e., it didn't develop, right?].
> Before the mid-20th century, folk trade was shaped the economic conditions of the rural population, the agricultural character of production, domestic production, production by craftsmen, and the purchasing power of the population not only in Slovakia, but also in the wider central European region. [This last part was pretty convoluted, so Martin, prosi'm, could you check this against the original Slovak text to see if I got it right?]
> All opinions my own
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