Scientific Research

ETERNAL DAILY LIFE :

THE GERMAN CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL CULTURE OF VOJVODINA

Dr Zoran Janjetovic

The Institute of More Recent History  of Serbia

“Currants of History”  Number 3-4 /2008

NOTE * This  Research Work  is about the influence of the Germans on the construction of houses, developing certain agricultural techniques and transferring   plants, as well as food preparation and other aspects of everyday public culture and folkways.

 ……From the early days of the  German  settlements conditions for the abundant cultural exchange existed, above all in the area of growing  certain  plants and  breading animals, the usage of agricultural tools  and methods, food preparation, making and accepting  some clothing , construction and arrangement of houses and organizing of everyday life. In this way not only material products were transferred, but also words, ideas, ways of production and living. The cultural mixture that was created over time marked the cultural landscape of the Vojvodina* permanently.

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HISTORY OF COLONIZATION        

German merchants and miners started to settle  in the Kingdom of Hungary at the beginning of the 12th century, but this migration was not extensive. The colonization of Germans along the lower Danube area started intensively after the long period of Turkish rule (1552-1718)...