The sharp mind of the folk living on this land did sometimes contribute to the world with new viewpoints on arts, crafts, seamanship and trade; however, the foreign people did not want to commend this folk, but assigned their deeds and their glory to other nations.
These are the words that Ivan Kukuljevic Sakcinski (1816-1889), renowned Croatian historian, politician and national revivalist, author of the first speech delivered in Croatian language before the Croatian Parliament, used to describe the situation that motivated him to publish Acta croatica, the first collection of Croatian documents, in 1863. Now, only a century and a half later, we again feel the same urge to preserve Croatian identity and save it from vanishing into obscurity.Join us!
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