Election of Cantors in Csongrád in 1907 and 1908

Gyöngyössy, Orsolya (2016) Election of Cantors in Csongrád in 1907 and 1908. In: Religion, Culture, Society. MTA-SZTE Vallási Kultúrakutató Csoport, Szeged, pp. 25-52.


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In this study I examine the fate of the post of cantor in Csongrád from the death of chief cantor Antal Sohlya up to the official inauguration of the first church cantor not related by blood or marriage to the Sohlya–Hornyik family (1902–1908). Also, to fill a gap in the available information, I describe the proce - dure for election of a cantor. In my analysis I place special emphasis on showing the different conflicting interests, and on examining the strategies used by the candidates to increase their own chances. How was the lobbying carried out and how were the representatives entitled to vote “softened up”? What interests lay behind the different “factions”, what considerations led to support for a particu - lar cantor? How was all this communicated in the Csongrád press? My sources were minutes of the municipal council, documents on the 1907 and 1908 cantor elections preserved in the Csongrád parish archive, and the press. A knowledge of the political leanings of the Csongrád newspapers at that time is essential for a correct interpretation of the data as very few of the reports are impartial (this is especially the case for articles relevant to our topic).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BR Christianity / kereszténység > BR140-1510 History / egyháztörténet
D History General and Old World / történelem > DN Middle Europe / Közép-Európa > DN1 Hungary / Magyarország
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 20:06
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 20:06

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