Maja Godina Golija
Conveying an interesting story about Prekmurje, the book comprises essays written by eighteen domestic and foreign authors who examine a wide range of cultural, social, historic, and natural characteristics of this Pannonian region. This part of Slovenia, whose diverse geographical and cultural features impress chance visitors and tourists alike, has always had historical, economic, and cultural ties with the wider European space, which has had a profound impact on the life, mentality, and creativity of the local population. The texts explain why the folk songs of Prekmurje are so different from those in other parts of Slovenia; why there are so many peculiarities in the cuisine, festivals, and customs of Prekmurje; which are the characteristics of the local dialects and their application in public life; what was the lifestyle of the local families in the past, and what are their expectations in the present; how its rich history informs the Prekmurje of today; and what are the main peculiarities of the local vegetation. The texts reveal this Pannonian region as a transitional area with strong ties with the neighboring cultural areas that have importantly shaped the unique cultural and natural characteristics of Prekmurje.
hardback 16,5 × 23,5 cm 270 pages