Dr. Alojzij Juvan (1886–1960) was born to a simple peasant family in Vače, Carniola. After completing law studies in Graz and Vienna, he worked as a lawyer in Maribor. He was politically active in the conservative Slovene People’s Party and became the mayor of Maribor in 1928 – the period of the Great Depression and the escalation of the Second World War. The monograph by the Slovenian historian Maksimiljan Fras presents how people dealt with the crises facing them, while also describing 1930’s Slovenia in great depth, a relatively poorly known period in this country’s history. Focusing on Dr. Juvan, the monograph tries to awake public interest in the numerous other unjustly neglected figures from the pre-war period. By frequent zooming from the micro- to macro-thematic level and back, the book surpasses mere biography, managing to present an exhaustive review of the history of the city of Maribor in the 1930’s and an extensive review of the history of Slovenian political Catholicism in this period. The book offers the reader a wealth of new information, including juicy affairs, descriptions of almost completed big pre-war building projects, some new details regarding the lives of the Slovenians who were deported during the war and many other fascinating insights that make this book worth reading.
415 Pages, 108 Pictures, Name Index, Picture Index, Format 17 x 25 cm, Integral Binding, 2013
ISBN 978-961-93474-0-9 (EPOS)
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