Jovan Cvijić in Serbian lexicography of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century
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Work of Jovan Cvijić includes several scientific disciplines and time periods. He left a considerable scientific heritage of about 10,000 pages. Cvijić’s body of work is, up to date, researched by geographers, geologists, ethnologists, biologists, psychologists, philosophers, historians, sociologists. Over 1,000 of papers, monographs and conferences were dedicated to him. In the paper, the presence of biography articles about Jovan Cvijić in selected works of Serbian lexicography in the 20 th and the beginning of the 21 st century is established. The extent of dedicated articles is researched, their contents analysed and it is investigated which part of the rich Cvijić’s scientific work was elaborated in most details. In order to evaluate Cvijić as a scientist, we have to understand the time period in which he lived and created his most important works. Furthermore, we need to understand the social climate within Serbian lexicography at the time, and only then try to establish how... and why Cvijić was presented in the national lexicography the way he is. This also applies to the lexicographical presentation of the greatest individuals and scientists of the epoch besides Cvijić, whose scientific work, beyond any doubt, went ahead of his time. The paper represents a contribution to understanding of contemporary reception of Cvijić’s scientific work in Serbia on the 150 th anniversary of his birth.
Keywords:Jovan Cvijić / lexicography / biography articles / contemporary reception
Source:Зборник радова Географског института "Јован Цвијић" САНУ / Journal of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić", SASA, 2016, 66, 1, 143-156
- Београд : Географски институт "Јован Цвијић" САНУ / Belgrade : Geographical institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA
- info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/47016/RS// (RS-47016)