Matica Srpska

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Matica Srpska


a Serbian literary-scholarly and cultural-educational society. Founded Feb. 16, 1826, in Pest by the Serbian writer and jurist J. Hadzic and six Serbian merchants for the purpose of promoting the development of Serbian culture and continuing publication of the journal Letopis, which began publication in Pest in 1824. In 1864 the center of Matica Srpska’s activity moved to Novi Sad in Vojvodina.

Matica Srpska published original and translated works of literature, gave financial assistance to writers and students, distributed books among the people, and set up libraries and reading rooms. It played an important role in the development of the Serbian literary language and in awakening the national consciousness of the Serbs. In socialist Yugoslavia, Matica Srpska is a major scholarly and cultural-educational center; it has divisions for literature, scholarly work, manuscripts, and art history. In addition to specialized scholarly publications, Matica Srpska publishes various journals, including Letopis, Zbornik za društvene nauke (since 1950), and Zbornik za istoriju (since 1970).


Milisavec, Ž. Matica srpska, 1826-1964. Novi Sad, 1965.
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This happened just after he printed the news that Matica srpska had published the book Srpski pisci (Serbian Male Writers).
26) Compare Deretic, Istorija srpske knjizevnosti, 812, 823; Dusan Ivanic, Srpski realizam (Novi Sad: Matica srpska, 1996), 121; Dusan Ivanic and Dragana Vukicevic, Ka poetici srpskog realizma (Belgrade: Zavod za udzbenike, 2007), 209; Ivanic, "Draga Gavrilovic," in Sabrana dela Drage Gavrilovic, Letopis Matice srpske (Novi Sad) 447, no.
22) The book came into being as part of the project of Matica srpska and is one of a series of materials conceived as "a kind of encyclopedia" dealing with "widely differing areas.
Dusan Ivanic (Novi Sad: Matica srpska, 1988), 227-28).
2) Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj, Pesme (Novi Sad: Matica srpska, 1970), 85.
12) Svetozar Matic, Nas narodni ep i nas stih, (Novi Sad: Matica Srpska, 1964), 95-151; Matic, Novi ogledi o nasem narodnom epu, (Novi Sad: Matica Srpska, 1972), 285-304.
30) See Vladan Nedic, Vukovi pevaci, (Novi Sad: Matica Srpska, 1981).