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On the same point, E. Beckett-Weaver writes,
early records of the Bunjevci categorized them in a variety of ways,
most commonly as Catholic Serbs, Dalmatians, and Illyrians.
In the nineteenth century Bunjevac elites were able to project to
the Hungarian public a mythological positive historical image of
the Bunjevci, delineating them from the negative stereotypes of
other South Slavs.
This positive image… represented the Bunjevci as Catholic Serbs
who (unlike Croats or Orthodox Serbs) were constantly faithful to
the Hungarian state and eager to assimilate.4