Ljubomir Stojanović

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Ljubomir Stojanović (Serbian: Љубомир Стојановић, sometimes mentioned as Ljuba Stojanovic) (August 6, 1860, Užice – June 16, 1930) was Serbian statesman, politician, philologist and a member of the Serbian Royal Academy.

Biography[edit]

Stojanović was philologist and historian, who graduated at the School of Philosophy at the High School in Belgrade (Serbian: Велика школа, a Grande École). After studies in Belgrade he went to post-graduate studies in Vienna, St. Petersbourg and Leipzig. At first a grammar school professor he was appointed university professor at the High School in Belgrade (1891-1899). Opposed to royal absolutism of King Aleksandar I Obrenović, Stojanović joined the People's Radical Party of Nikola Pašić in 1897.

After the split with the older generation of Radicals who accepted the compromise with the Crown in 1901, Stojanović led the younger group of Radicals that, semi-independent fraction since 1901, eventually became independent in 1905. As a founding member and a leader of the Independent Radical Party in Serbia, Stojanović was several times minister of Education and Religious Affairs (1903, 1904, 1906, 1909), and Prime Minister from 29 May 1905 to 14 March 1906, during the 'Golden Age of Serbia' (1903-1914), under the democratic and constitutional rule of King Peter I Karađorđević.

After the First World War Stojanović was one of the founders of the Republican Party and its first president. Stojanović was often described as a puritan moralist in politics.

Secretary of the Serbian Royal Academy, future Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts from 1913 to 1923, Stojanović was very prolific in the varios scientific field: he published a dozen of volumes of medieval Serbian manuscripts and documents: Miroslavljevo Jevandjelje (Miroslav Gospel), Stari srpski zapisi i natpisi (Old Serbian inscriptions and records) (6 vol.), medieval Serbian charters and letters as well as the medieval Serbian genealogies and annals. Stojanović published the catalogues of medieval Serbian manuscripts and old books in the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade as well as the catalogue of manuscript collection at the Serbian Royal Academy.

A scholar of enormous erudition, energy and determination, Stojanović published 17 volumes of works of Vuk St. Karadžić, the main reformer of Serbian alphabet, including several volumes of his extensive correspondence. Stojanović wrote grammar textbooks for Serbian secondary schools, published important scholarly studies of old Serbian printing MA, Serbian churches from 15th to 16th century, the Archbishop Danilo II (Serbian: Архиепископ Данило II). His most important scholarly work is an extensive and detailed biography of Vuk St. Karadžić, based on mostly unused sources.

Major works[edit]

  • Lekcije iz srpskoga jezika za I razred gimnazije, sastavio Ljub. Stojanović, U Beogradu, u Državnoj štampariji kraljevine Srbije, 1891.
  • Katalog rukopisa i starih štampanih knjiga, zbirka Srpske Kraljevske Akademije, sast. Ljub. Stojanović, Srpska kraljevska akademija, Beograd : Državna štamparija, 1901.
  • Miroslavljevo jevanđelje ( Évangéliaire ancien serbe du prince Miroslav), Preface (in Serbian and French) and notes (pp. 203–229) by Ljubomir Stojanović. - "Édition de sa majesté Alexandre I roi de Serbie" p. [iv], Fotografska reprodukcija i štampa c. i k. dvorskog umetničkog zavoda Angerera i Gešla, u Beču, 1897.
  • Katalog Narodne biblioteke u Beogradu, Rukopisi i stare štampane knjige, sastavio Lj. Stojanović, Beograd, Državna štamparija 1903.
  • Republikanski pogledi na nekoliko savremenih pitanja, Ljub. Stojanović, Beograd, Izd. Gece Kona, 1920.
  • Stari srpski rodoslovi i letopisi, par Ljubomir Stojanović, Sr. Karlovci : Srpska kraljevska akademija, 1927.
  • Stari srpski zapisi i natpisi, vol. I- VI, sredio ih Ljub. Stojanović, Srpska kraljevska akademija,Sr. Karlovci : Štampano u Srpskoj manastirskoj štampariji, 1926.
  • Stare srpske povelje i pisma. Knjiga I, Dubrovnik i susedi njegovi. Drugi deo, sredio Ljub. Stojanović, Beograd - Sr. Karlovci : Štampano u Srpskoj manastirskoj štampariji, 1934.
  • Život i rad Vuka Stefanovića Karadžića (26. okt. 1787 - 26. jan. 1864), Beograd, U Knj. Gece Kona, 1924, XXIV-783 p.
  • Srpska gramatika za III razred gimnazije, Deseto izdanje, Beograd, Izd. Gece Kona, 1921.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Milan Grol: "The Temptations of democracy", Službeni Glasnik, 2006.
  • Dušan T. Bataković, Yougoslavie. Nations, religions, idéologies, Lausanne, L'Age d'Homme; 1994.
  • Dušan T. Bataković (dir.), Histoire du peuple serbe, Lausanne, L'Age d'Homme 2005.

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