11-12 / 2000
Vera Kržišnik-Bukič

Jakob Žnidaršič’s two homelands

The article attempts to present the personality of Jakob Žnidaršič (1847-1903), a Slovene with two homelands: (at the time informal) Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He spent the last 21 years of his life in Sarajevo, where he worked as a teacher of physics and mathematics in a grammar school. Besides his publication of critical essays on Slovene literature and his own literary writing in Slovene and Bosnian newspapers and magazines, his particular historic significance relates to the initiation and foundation of the first Slovene social circle in Sarajevo, called ‘Slovensko omizje’ in the mid 1890s.