Cultural transfer and reading culture in Ljubljana at the end of the nineteenth century
Keywords:public lending library / reading culture / cultural and literary history / Hedwig von Radics-Kaltenbrunner / Carniola / cultural transfer / intercultural connections
AbstractIn the second half of the nineteenth century, the knowledgeable and well-read Hedwig von Radics-Kaltenbrunner moved from Vienna to Ljubljana together with her family, and she established a public lending library in Ljubljana in 1886. Based on archival sources and the preserved library catalog from 1898 (Germ. Katalog der Leihbibliothek der Frau Hedwig von Radics), this article reconstructs the reading habits of Ljubljana's middle class, presents the thematic areas covered by the library's holdings, analyzes the presence of individual writers on the bookshelves, and thereby indirectly analyzes their reception in Carniola. In addition, the article offers insight into the processes of cultural transfer and intercultural connections in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century and especially at its end, positioning Ljubljana on the European map of reading culture.
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