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Table of contents


in self-defence: an answer to critics

geographical and statistical note

CHAPTER I: from the earliest times till the reformation

CHAPTER II: reformation And counter-reformation

CHAPTER III: the rise of Magyar nationality

CHAPTER IV: the beginnings of Slovak literature panslavism, literary and political

CHAPTER V: Magyarization

CHAPTER VI:the revolution of1848

CHAPTER VII: reaction (1849-1860)

CHAPTER VIII: transition (1860-1867)

CHAPTER IX: the Ausgleich and the nationalities

CHAPTER X: the new era — passivity and persecution (1867-1908)

CHAPTER XI: the education laws of Hungary and the nationalities

CHAPTER XII: administrative e

CHAPTER XIII: electoral corruption and electoral reform

CHAPTER XIV: association and assembly in Hungary

CHAPTER XV: the persecution of the non-Magyar press

CHAPTER XVI: judicial injustice

CHAPTER XVII: A political trial in Hungary and its sequel

CHAPTER XVIII Slovak popular art, by dušan jurkovič

CHAPTER XIX: Slovak popular poetry, by svetozar hurban vajansky

CHAPTER XX: Slovak popular melodies, by Milan Lichard and rev. Alois Kolisek

CHAPTER XXI: The Racial Question in Hungary — a summary




(1)  Report of the Parliamentary Committee on the Question of the Nationalities (1861)

(2)  Petition of Bishop Moyses to His Majesty (1861)

(3) The Law of Nationalities (1868)

(4) Polyglot Hungary — Population according to Race

(5) Knowledge of the Magyar Language

(6) Educational Statistics, showing Difference between Theory and Practice

        (a) Non-attendance at School

        (b) Imperfect Attendance and its Causes

        (c) Number of Illiterates

(7) Magyarization in the Schools

        (a) Language of Instruction in Primary Schools

        (b) ,, ,, in Slovak Primary Schools

        (c)  Magyarization of Slovak Primary Schools

        (d)  Slovak Children in Primary Schools

      (e)  General Table, showing Magyarization in Schooland Violation of the Law of Nationalities

        (f) Summary

(8) State Aid and Patriotism

(9) Magyarization through the Church

(10) Political Persecution of the Non-Magyars

        (a) Roumanian Political Trials (1886-1896)

        (b) Roumanian Political Trials (1897-1908)

        (c) Slovak Political Trials (1898-1908)

        (d) Slovak Political Trials (Summary)

        (e) Press Actions against the Narodnie Noviny (1892-1906)

        (f) Slovak Press Actions (1905-1908)

        (g) Summary of Political Trials

(11) Electoral Statistics

(12) Slovak Banks

(13) Emigration Statistics

(14)  The Roumanian Programme of Hermannstadt (1881)

(15)  The Declaration of the Roumanian Committee at the Memorandum Trial (1894)

(16)  The Dissolution of the Roumanian National Party (1894)

(17)  The Programme of the Nationalities (1895)

(18) The Protest of the Non-Magyars against Baron Banffy's Placenames Bill (1898)

(19) The Roumanian Programme of 1905

(20) The Slovak Programme of 1905

(21)Defence of Father Hlinka before the Court of Pressburg (1908)

(22)  The Szenicz Election (1906)

(23) Bloodshed at Elections

(24) The Pollakovič Case (1908)

(25) Parliamentary Tolerance (the Vaida Case)

(26) The Magyarization of Surnames, and Official Pressure

(27) How Wills are respected in Hungary

(28) The Croatian Crisis

(29) The Latkoczy Incident



List of Illustrations


Father Andrew Hlinka (Frontispiece)

    (Now undergoing 3 1/2 years' inprisonment for political offences)

Hill Pastures (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

Csorba: in the Tatra Mountains (From a photograph by the Author.)

Trencsen and Leutschau (Löcse)

The Castle of Árva I and II (From photographs by the Author.)

Slovak Peasants, from the county of Turócz, I and II

John Kollar

Daughters of Slava (From the painting by Joža Uprka.)

Slovak Peasant Types

Slovak Peasant Costumes, from the counties of Trencsen and Pressburg

Ludevit Štúr

A Slovak Cottage Interior (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

Preparing the Flax

Slovak Peasant Types, from the county of Arva, I and II

SLovak Peasant Girls, from Detva, county of Zólyom (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

A Slovak Idyll (From the painting by Joža Uprka.)

Slovak Pottery

Dr. Milan Hodža, M.P

A Slovak Village Church (the Lutheran Church of Velka Paludza)

(Reproduced from " Les Ouvrages Populaires des Slovaques.")

A Slovak Festival (From the painting of Joža Uprka.)

A Slovak Churchyard (Reproduced from "Les Ouvrages Populaires des Slovaques.")

The Arrest of Father Hlinka (From an amateur photograph confiscated in Hungary.)

Slovak Tombstones, carved and painted

Mr. Svetozár Hurban Vajanský

A Slovak Church Interior — Velka Paludza (Reproduced from " Les Ouvrages Populaires des Slovaques.")

Father Ferdinand Juriga, M.P

Rózsahegy (From a photograph by the Author.)

A Slovak Peasant Group

A Slovak Peasant Home: northern district (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

A Slovak Peasant Home: southern district (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

A Slovak Cottage Interior (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

Ingleneuk in a Slovak Cottage

Portion of an embroidered Slovak Shroud

Wall Decoration in a Slovak Cottage

Slovak Peasant Embroidery

A Slovak Peasant's Waistcoat

Slovak Peasant Art — drinking cup, in brass (Reproduced from " Les Ouvrages Populaires des Slovaques.")

Slovak Peasant Art — stick, bracelet and brooch

Slovak Peasant Art — linen beetler and candlestick (Reproduced from " Les Ouvrages Populaires des Slovaques.")

A Slovak Patriarch (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

A Village Worthy (From a photograph by E. Málek.)

Day Dreams (From the painting by Joža Uprka.)

Racial Map of Hungary at end of volume (Forthcoming)