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Stories From Land Registers

A historical land register or urbar is a book recording the taxes and fees paid by serfs throughout the feudal period. Such records are resources for studying agrarian and non-agrarian holdings, and a starting point for a wealth of economic, demographic, environmental, genealogical and other research. This article offers a brief presentation of the history of these land registers, and the contents ...

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    Cerar Meets Pence, Seeks US Support Over Arbitration

    Podgorica – Prime Minister Miro Cerar met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the Adriatic Charter summit in Podgorica on Wednesday. Speaking to Slovenian reporters, he underscored the importance of the US’s support for the implementation of the border arbitration award. But he said Pence took no position on the matter. Cerar also briefly discussed the implementation ...

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      Why Slovenia?

      Last time, I discussed why cobblestone, socialism, advertising and Rog’s Pony bicycles all help to make Slovenia a better place to live than America. Here is some further evidence to support the same conclusion. Slippers – Since your average tourist or business traveler is about as likely to see the inside of a local’s house as they are to see a ...

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        Lynx in Slovenia Are Facing Extinction

        Because lynx in Slovenia and neighboring countries are facing extinction, authorities are about to launch the international Life Lynx project, which will resettle 14 animals from Slovakia and Romania. The Life Lynx project will take place between this year and 2024 in Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. In these three countries, lynx are – once again — facing extinction because of their limited population size and ...

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          Arbitration Tribunal Ruling To Be Announced On June 29

          The decision of by the Arbitration Tribunal regarding the border between Slovenia and Croatia will be announced on Thursday, June 29. The ruling will be presented between 2 and 4 p.m. by the chair of the Arbitration Tribunal Gilbert Guillaume. In accordance with Arbitration Agreement signed in Stockholm back in 2009, the tribunal will decide on the border between both ...

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            A Valley of Magic

            The northern half of Slovenia contains several glacial valleys, but one of the most beautiful also happens to be among the least visited. The Logar Valley in the Štajerska (Slovenian Styria) region is recognized as a Landscape Park, a special area protected because of its natural beauty and its traditional human settlements. The valley, about seven kilometers in length, was ...

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              The Voice of Slovenian Pride

              Even though he lived in the 19th century, Janez Bleiweis was a true Renaissance Man. Highly educated, he left a lasting mark as a physician, journalist, and a politician. He founded an influential political newspaper, and helped to bring a sense of Slovenian national consciousness to his readers. Bleiweis was born into a privileged family in 1808. Because of his ...

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                Slovenia’s Unknown Wilderness

                The eastern Slovenian town of Ptuj is noted for its medieval architecture and draws eager visitors from around the world. Not far from Ptuj, however, lies an altogether quieter world — an area of protected nature known as Šturmovci, where signs of human intervention are difficult to spot. The little-known reserve contains some of the country’s most unusual natural landscapes. ...

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                  A Landscape Carved by Water

                  The Upper Sava Valley is known for its spectacular landscapes, dominated by lush forests and craggy peaks. Some of the moist interesting landscapes, however, are tucked away far below Mount Špik in the Valley of the Martuljek Waterfalls. Visitors who enter this area on the northern edge of the Triglav National Park first proceed through an impressive canyon, where the ...

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                    A Vanished Alphabet

                    Visitors who come to admire the Church of the Holy Trinity in the southwestern Slovenian village of Hrastovlje tend to focus on the magnificent Dance of the Dead fresco, which shows people from all walks of life being led to their deaths by skeletons. Some, however, may notice an inscription in an unusual script. The writing is in the Glagolitic ...

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