Zdravlijca

poem by France Prešeren

"Zdravljica" (say: zdrou-LEE-tsə) is a 19th-century carmen figuratum poem written by poet France Prešeren in 1844. The national anthem of Slovenia is based on it.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

The poem

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France was inspired by the French motto Liberté, égalité, fraternité. When his poem was first published, it used to be called "Zdravica". This was during the Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire, as Slovenes wanted their country be united, with which the poet himself agreed. Only the seventh verse was chosen to become part of the country's national anthem.[9][2]

References

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  1. Pesniku toplo, skladatelju vroče (2009-02-17). Jesenovec, Stanislav. Delo.si. ISSN 1854-6544.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Slovenia (2006). Danica Veceric. Looking at Europe. The Oliver Press, Inc. ISBN 1881508749.
  3. Ustavno pravo (1993). Rupnik, Janko; Cijan, Rafael; Grafenauer, Božo. ISBN 978-961-6009-39-3. p. 51. Faculty of Law, University of Maribor.
  4. Enciklopedija Slovenije (2001). Vol 15, p. 403. Javornik, Marijan. ISBN 978-86-11-14288-3.
  5. Državni simboli in znamka Slovenije (2011). Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia.
  6. V Pragi "Naprej zastava slave", v Ljubljani "Kde domov můj?" Jan Masaryk in Slovenci Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (2007). Kristen, Samo. Anthropos. Issue 3–4, vol 39, pp. 272–274. ISSN 0587-5161.
  7. The Dissolution of the Slavic Identity of the Slovenes in the 1980s. The case of the Venetic Theory (2008). Lisjak Gabrijelčič, Luka. Department of History, Central European University. p. 34.
  8. Razgledi: dve zanimivi epizodi iz zgodovine slovensko-angleških kulturnih stikov (1951). Dobrovoljc, France. Novi svet. Vol 6, issue 10, pp. 958–959. Državna založba Slovenije. ISSN 1318-2242.
  9. Historical Dictionary of Slovenia. Plut-Pregelj, Leopoldina; Kranjc, Gregor; Lazarević, Žarko (2018). Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-5381-1106-2.