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By Gábor Almási, Lav Šubaric

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Latin on the Crossroads of id is an research as a lot of the premodern services of the Latin language as of the methods ethno-linguistic nationwide identities have been being built in the course of the language debates of past due eighteenth-, early nineteenth-century state of Hungary.

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Nevertheless, the gradual erosion of Hungarus patriotism and the diffusion of the principle of a grand community imagined on an ethnocultural/linguistic basis can be observed during the eighteenth century, not only among Magyar intellectuals but also among the intelligentsia of the later national minorities. On the medieval versions of the concept of nation, see J. Szűcs, “‘Nemzetiség’ és ‘nemzeti öntudat’ a középkorban. Szempontok egy egységes fogalmi nyelv kialakításához” [“Nationality” and “national self-consciousness” in the Middle Ages.

In this light, we can better understand why Maria Theresa not only assigned great importance to the Latin language in her Ratio Educationis (1777), but also explicitly 1 I. Desericius, Pro cultu litterarum in Hungaria Vindicatio (Roma 1743), 57. 2 M. Bel, Tractatio sive caput de re vestiari et moribus Hungarorum (manuscript 1720–1730). Published in Hungarian translation in Mátyás Bél, Magyarország népének élete 1730 táján, ed. and trans. by I. Wellmann (Budapest 1984), 462; Desericius, Pro cultu litterarum, 65.

Bíró, A legnagyobb pennaháború. Kazinczy Ferenc és a nyelvkérdés [The grandest quill war. Ferenc Kazinczy and the language question] (Budapest 2010), 13–31. From the perspective of the formation of modern Hungarian national literature, see P. S. Varga, A nemzeti költészet csarnokai. A nemzeti irodalom fogalmi rendszerei a 19. századi magyar irodalomtörténeti 38 Hőnich following I will analyse a pamphlet that explicitly addresses the significance of the national language. 8 It is among the few booklets that went through several unaltered editions.

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