Between the Social and Political Radicalism of 1918 – 1939

2/2015

The means that people used to make it clear that they were feeling impoverished, marginalized, humiliated or disadvantaged in society were varied. They generally depended on the intensity of the feeling of threat and injustice, on the mentality and political culture of the affected group or class and also on the options made available to them by the ruling regime. The inter-war republic was no exception. Whether it was violent hunger riots of rural or urban "riff-raff" or cultured middle-class protests, they usually signalled where the neuralgic points of social cohesion were and where obstacles to the more harmonious society lay. On the other hand, the reactions of the state and social elite showed the extent to which society was able to cope with social problems, whether these problems pushed society forward, on the way to achieving its ideals or whether the problems brought it to an ever deeper paralysis. The Forum Historiae 2/2015 deals with the outlined aspects of the phenomenon of social and political protest.

FORUM HISTORIAE 2/2015: Between the Social and Political Radicalism of 1918 – 1939
EDITORS: Juraj Benko - Linda Osyková
TRANSLATION: Jela Kehoe
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROOFREADING: John Martin Kehoe
TRANSLATION FROM HUNGARIAN: Tünde Lengyelová
SLOVAK LANGUAGE PROOFREADING: Viera Luptáková
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Juraj Benko
AUTHORS: Jakub Beneš, Juraj Benko, Tomáš Černák, Lucie Jahodářová, Milan Katuninec, Martina Orosová, Linda Osyková, Jakub Rákosník, Miloslav Szabó, Veronika Szeghy-Gayer, Marína Zavacká
Forum Historiae 2/2015 "Between the Social and Political Radicalism of 1918 – 1939" is outcome of the VEGA grant no. 2/0123/12 Social radicalism and radical socialism in Slovakia during the interwar period. Articulation of social discontent and searching for alternatives in the periods of crisis in development of Slovak society in the context of socialist and communist movement (1918 – 1939)
© INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2015