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|+ - ||Robert William Seton-Watson [new] (mind)
SETON-WATSON, ROBERT WILLIAM (1879-1951)
Reference : "The National Dictionary of Biography"
Oxford University Press, 1971, E.T. Williams,
Helen M. Palmer, editors.
["The Times", 28 July, 1951 ; G.H.Bolsover, in "Proceedings
of the British Academy", vol. xxxvii, 1951; private
information.] text by WICKAM STEED
Time permitting, I will provide the full text later on.
SETON-WATSON, ROBERT WILLIAM (1879-1951), historian,
was born in London 20 August 1879, the only child of
William Livingston Watson, a well-to-do Scottish
merchant in Calcutta and London and a landowner in
Scotland, and his wife, Elisabeth Lindsay, daughter
of the Scottish genealogist George Seton. His mother
was an invalid and his upbringing was entrusted to a
female relative whose strict disciplime may have
accounted in part for an apparent diffidence of manner
which he never quite overcome. Behind this manner lay
passionate devotion to what he felt to be right and
true, and a temperament in which his father's cautious
shrewdness and his mother's idealism were curiously
blended. Winchester, under a famous headmaster, and
New College, Oxford, where H.A.L.Fisher was his tutor,
set their stamp on him and encouraged him to follow
his bent for exact historical research.
Before taking his degree with a first class in modern history
in 1902 he revealed his talent by winning the Stanhope historical
essay prize in 1901. He next spent a winter at Berlin
University, a year at Sorbonne
1922: Masaryk professor of Central European history at King's
College, London, after having been for some years an honorary lecturer
in East European history.
With Sir Bernard Pares he founded and edited the "Slavonic Review"
and helped the eventual establishment of the School as a
`central activity' of the university.
In 1928 : Creighton lecturer in the University of London
In 1931 : Raleigh lecturer to the British Academy
Since 1932 : Fellow of British Academy
In 1939 he delivered the Montague Burton lecture at the University College,
In 1945 he became President of the Royal Historical Society
1945: appointed first Professor of Czechoslovak studies at Oxford.
Doctor Honoris Causa at : Prague (1919), Zagreb (1920), Bratislava (1928),
Belgrade (1928), Cluj (1930), Birmingham (1946)
In Romania (1920) the chamber of deputies suspended
its sitting to acclaim him when he appeared in the gallery...
He was a dear soul, tender and sensitive,
tenacious and righteous, prudent and brave.
On relinquishing his chair at Oxford in
1949 he was elected as honorary fellow
of both New College and Brasenose and
retired to his country home Kyle House
in the Isle of Skye - where in happier
days he could indulge a modest taste
for yachting and sea fishing - until
he died there 25 July 1951.
|+ - ||Re: Hunyadis ethnicity (mind)
T. Kocsis > writes:
>others who weared
what a linguistic gem! Regardless accent, from forming setences,
translating idioms, can you tell fellow Romanians when they
speak/write in English?
|+ - ||Re: Dalmatia is the cradle of Croatia!!! (mind)
Matija Gotovac ) wrote:
: Man are you some kind of idiot or something? Take your stupid shit off
: of this medium and talk to a wall, it would do everyone a whole lot of
: good. You defend HOS for most of your paper and then seem to accuse
: Domagoj of being some sort of ustasa? What the hell is HOS then?
: Please, I love it when I find people like yourself who think they are so
: bright and overanalyze a peice of shit sitting on the floor until they
: get so damn close their face falls into it and that is exactly what you
: are doing now. You spent your time spewing crap and in the end made no
: sense at all.
rapido: Here we have a prime example of Croatian culture. No insult
meant to many fine men and women of Croatian origin, but this above
"specimen" truly "represents Croatia" in its ugliest form. This happens
when people can not defeat one's argument and than resolve to a vulgar
fascist-style blabber ...
True Croatian genius, Miroslav Krleza, a writer, thinker, historian and
overall a true genius once stated something that the above poster
describes better than all Croatians who appeared on this network:
"God please protect me from Serbian bravery and Croatian culture !"
A word or two about HOS. HOS is the military wing of HSP (Croatian Party
of Right). That is the oldest Croatian political modern party, formed in
19th Century. It would be a huge effort to describe that party to the
people, but its main trust was that Greater Serbian expansionism must be
defeated. That was the part of their ideology that was favorable to the
Bosnian nation and state. That was the part of ideology that was useful
for a potential cooperation and mutual defence of Croatia and Bosnia from
these exact things we have seen (1991-1995). HSP believed that all
people in Croatia, Dalmatia, Istria, Slavonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina,
Dubrovnik, Sandjak, parts of Vojvodina and some smaller regions are in
essence of the same or similar ethnic and racial origin. That, by
itself, is not too much of a far fetched thought, on the lines that
Swedes, Norwegians, Danes etc. are Scandinavian people and such. Bosnian
nation never had too much problem with that. The problem appeared when
HSP called all those people Croatians, which is already an erroneous
concept. However, that was still understandible, and some corrections
could have been made, and some corrections have been made by some HSP
members who did recognize Bosnian nation during 1990's ! The 19th
Century HSP called those people Croatians of Islamic faith. Catholic
Church really never liked that, because Church wanted to have only
Croatians = Catholics and Catholics = Croatians. Thus, Jesuits of 19th
Century called all Bosnians of Catholic faith: Croatians. OK, lets have
that, and take as it is.
Greater problem was created when Serbs who live in Croatia were called
Croat (albeit only citizens, I believe if I am not wrong) of Orthodox
To cut the long story short, HSP did have intention not to team up with
the Serbs in order to slaughter the Bosnian nation ("Muslims"). That was
also a good part in its strategy.
In its long history HSP had a period where its Greater Croatia ideology
became an instrument of German and Italian fascist policy, during the
Frankist period before and during the WW II. That is where Ustasha
movement comes from.
In more than hundred years, each and every political party in this world
can have and/or could have had a period of alliances and strategies that
proved to be damaging both to the party and to others. That is why it
would have been a good strategic and tactical move on the part of HSP to
have somewhat avoided recalling the Frankist period during the 1990, and
continued with the useful and non-counterproductive segments of party
profile and image. WW II imagery and paraphenalia did hurt the party,
while the true Nazi party, the HDZ, used HSP as a scape goat to state:
"We are the good guys, look at the HSP, they are the bad guys." That was
the situation that leadership of HSP got itself into in 1990's. Still,
it seems that some adjustments were made. Adjustments were made in
Bosnia-Herzegovina, because HSP recognized (true recognition) the
Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina and its constitution and such. by doing
so, HSP recognized also Serbs as a constitutional entity and equal nation
under the Bosnian law, in word and in spirit. So, in Bosnia-Herzegovina
HSP told its military wing, the HOS, to join the Bosnian Army fully,
cooperatively and without dirty tricks played by HDZ/HVO in 1992 etc. Lo
and behold, its leadership was assassinated, its units were betrayed by
the HVO, etc. etc. Therefore, HSP proved to be the only political party
that used its political and military power to defend Bosnia-Herzegovina
and not to engage in dirty deals with chetniks/Yugoslavs and so on and so
That is the truth about HSP and its involvement, that nobody can deny.
To accuse someone of being (or not being) "Ustasha" is both historically,
politically and factually almost meaningless and redundant. I personally
do not like when Bosnian newspapers call HVO ustashas, because they are
not. They are merely a fifth column of Yugoslav Army. Some Croatians
ridiculed them as "red ustashas", which is just about correct as it
As far as my writing goes, it is true and appropriate for the people who
deal with facts. I never expected some Croatian geek to respect my
writing. That would be almost imposible anyways, because true nature of
Croatian intervention is being exposed by this participant on this
newsgroup, and that is something that Tudjman followers do not like to
: By the way both of my parents are Dalmatian and very much Croatian
: regardless of who the president is. Why don;t you stick to a topic you
: know about and stop trying to be a Croat. You were nothing for your
: whole life and stop trying to be something you will never be...a Croat.
: Yugoslavs should just forget about this whole area and shutup.
rapido: It is patent stupidity to call this contributor Croat, because it
is obvious even to a moron that this contributor writes from the
standpoint of Bosnian opinion. All my life I was just about evrything
that I wanted to be, and most of all, I was more civilized and educated
human being than the above poster will ever even come close ... actually
he is drifting away by miles ...
Me being a Croat ? Nein danke !
|+ - ||Re: Poetry after 1848 was Csodaszarvas /es turul (mind)
Jeliko ) wrote:
: AND books writes:
: > BTW: avoid mgy poetry after 1848! :)
: > janos
: Apparently you are not familiar with your namesake Arany's poetry after
: 1848. I highly recommend it.
omigosh! you are abs. CORRECT! my gist was historic re: turul, sumerian and
wild buck legends... etc...
AFTER 1848 there are at LEAST Ady, Dezso: Szabo, Zsida Jeno:, and
Gyoni Ge'za.... besides Arany Ja'nos....
Does that clarify thinks, Jeliko? (gosh i HATE to be corrected)
OK, i cheated, i looked them up in Veremund' To'th's "A Magar Irodalom
To:rte'nete"... (circa 1960s, Great book!)
Thanks for your note... but the original post's quest for ancient mgy.
oral folk tales remains intriguing... not so?
|+ - ||Heinz buying Kecskemeti Konzervgyar R.T. in Hungary (mind)
I notice that Heinz is buying the Hungarian canning company
Kecskemeti Konzervgayar R.T. which makes 90 percent of the baby
food sold in Hungary. It also cans sweet corn, peas, tomato paste and
powder, pickles and jams under the KK brand, exporting widely.
Michael Willett, EE
Storage Computer Corp.
11 Riverside Street
Nashua, NH 03062
:::I/O-accelerated, very fast disk arrays for all SCSI systems to 1,000 GB:::
|+ - ||Re: Vlasi (was: Re: Re:Nestor & Vlachs I) (mind)
Liviu Iordache and T Kocsis writes:
> >First, Jeliko has mentioned virtually no bibliographical
> >references that support his interpretation of the
> >Russian Primary Chronicle. I provided the above example
> >to suggest that his unsuported claim is derived from
> >a similarly suspect interpretation of Gesta Hungarorum
> >(see Gyorffy, 1970).
I hope you (Liviu) have read all three parts of the responses. Including
the extensive referncse that the Franks were controlling what is now
western Hungary. (My system or I goofed and the response went out with
"None" in the header)
> >The locality was probably founded by the German Longobards
> >late in the 6th century. The Longobards were gradually
> >romanized so that in 774 Charlemagne conquered practically
> >an "Italian" people. Therefore, it is no surprise if the
> >Magyars called "Olasz" (Italians) either the 9th century or
> >present-day people of Francavilla.
> So we found nevertheless Romance speaking Frankish citizens
> in the East Frank Empire, didn't we ? You doubted and tried
> to refute their existence [see below]. Do you still think that
> the Hungarians had no ground to call Vlach/Olasz these sub-
> jects of the Franks ?
> These romance speaking settlements, presumably strongholds
> on the frontier with its continuously present military for-
> ces and administration meant the Frank Empire for the Slavs,
> and later for the Hungarians.
> >By 800 the Germanic-speaking people east of the Rhine
> >had been incorporated into the Frankish empire: in 843
> >they formed together a separate kingdom under the
> >Carolingian ruler Louis the German. The famous Oaths of
> >Strasbourg are pertinent here because one can prove what
> >was language was spoken by the East Franks.
As long as we are writing about who called whom what lets clear that the
Byzantines consistently referred to themselves as *Romans*, however they
did call the Frankish lands and particularly the eastern Frankish lands as
Frangia (actually Fraggia) as late as the end of the X century, at which
time according to Liviu they should have called them Germans. As an example
the "Correspondance of Leo Metropolitan of Synada and Syncellus" who was on
a mission to Rome and to Otto III's court (to arrange a marriage between
the daughter of the Byzantine emperor and Otto III in letters 2 line 16,
3 line 8, 4 line 13 and 9 line 5 consistently calls Otto's realm as Frangia
Examples " We traveled to Frangia during all of August, september, and
October. We returned during the next three months and stayed in Rome for
four months..." " we went after a second and spent three months away from
Rome in Frangia and discussed the marriage agreement; and, unless we had
prevented it, there would be no reason for the marriage not being brought
to an easy and successful conclusion in a day." and no he was not referring
to visits to other places because he for other visits or locations refers
to Gallia and Longobardia. The correspondance took place in the 996 to 998
timeframe. (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1985).
Furthermore in the "Nicholas I Patriarch of Constantinople Letters" he
aalso uses the Frangia for the (according to Liviu German courts) realms
of the German-Roman empire. By the way Nicholas was born in 852, so we are
again covering the time frame which is of interest to the discussion.
Letter 32 in the second half of 912 to the "Most Holy Pope of the Elder
Rome" line 78 and line 81 clearly refers to "Fragnia" and "Fragnos" in
relation to Lodoicos, i.e. Louis the Blind.
We have already discussed that Porphyrogenitus also states that the the
west of the Hungarians are the Franks.
Thus the Byzantines records use Franks for the by then Germanized east
Frankish domains. It is true that among the Slavs the Moravians, Croatians
and Czechs who had immediate contact with the folks to the west of them
were calling the Germanic population by other names also. However the
Bulgarians and through the Bulgarian church contact, the Russians did not
make that distinction until much later and in those days followed the
Byzantine names. Thus it should not come as a surprise that they are
talking about Franks or in some cases using the word for Latin speakers,
i.e. Vlachs. The Byzantines started to use the Vlach name for Latin
speakers also, but later when all hope of being a Roman empire was given up
and all Latin domains were lost and it became solely a Greek empire.(Anna
By the way Liviu stated that other Byzantine sources than Porphyrogenitus
did not use Turkoi for the Hungarians, well Nicholas does refer to them as
"western Turkoi" in his correspondance with Symeon the Bulgarian car
(archon). As a matter of fact he is writing about a Byzantine, Hungarian,
Russian, Alan and Pecheneg alliance against the Bulgarians in 922, so the
enmity between the Pechengs and the Hungarians by 922 permitted cooperative
action. This is an example I am refering to when claiming that the earlier
war between the Pechenegs and the Hungarians was not as great as indicated
in some chronicles.
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MEETING IN HUNGARY ON RIGHTS OF ETHNIC HUNGARIANS ABROAD. The World
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Hungarian town of Debrecen supporting unrestricted mother-tongue use for
Hungarian minorities in Romania, Slovakia, and Serbia, international
media reported. Sandor Csoori of the WAH stressed that whoever questions
nationality schools and equal rights for minority languages "is
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who was the only leader of Slovakia's Hungarian coalition to attend the
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|+ - ||Re: Poetry after 1848 was Csodaszarvas /es turul (mind)
AND books writes:
> Thanks for your note... but the original post's quest for ancient mgy.
> oral folk tales remains intriguing... not so?
Mayhap they came from totemic names. In many cultures it was not proper to
refer to the tribe's totem by its actual name, and a descriptive word was
used rather than the actual name. I always wondered about "names" like
szarvas, farkas, which are descriptive, but certainly not exclusive
descriptions for these animals. There were other animals which had
prominent horns or tails without being given these names. BTW, I never knew
the derivation for turul, but the original word for eagle was bese which
may have been the totem of the Pecheneges *Besenyo*. Too many other things