The Mixture of Land Patriotism, Nationally Oriented Patriotism and Multinational State Patriotism in the Correspondence and Scientific Work of Beda Dudík
|Keywords||Beda Dudík – correspondence – national revival processes – Bohemia and Morava – 19th century|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
|Citation||MAHEL, Richard. The Mixture of Land Patriotism, Nationally Oriented Patriotism and Multinational State Patriotism in the Correspondence and Scientific Work of Beda Dudík . Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 62(1-2), 26–40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amnpsc-2017-0004. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/62-1-2/the-mixture-of-land-patriotism-nationally-oriented-patriotism-and-multinational-state-patriotism-in-the-correspondence-and-scientific-work-of-beda-dudik|
For his entire life, the Moravian historiographer Beda Dudík exchanged letters with a number of important researchers and supporters of the language and nationally oriented revival in Bohemia, despite the fact that the relations between the two lands were not ideal at that time and their initial ideas of the form of the national-revival processes were significantly different. The paths of mutual understanding and possible cooperation were still being sought and shaped. Nevertheless, Dudík also maintained a lively correspondence with the supporters of multinational state (Austrian) identity. Dudík’s written contacts and his scientific work mirror not only the gradual transformation of his patriotic attitude, but also the actual alteration of his correspondence network, reflecting these changes in ideas and opinions. On the examples of selected written contacts, it is possible to demonstrate some long-term problematic relations between the two lands, based on their different experience, their position in the Habsburg monarchy at the time and their historical development as well as the attempts to bridge these differences through a shared approach to formulating ideas about emancipation efforts within the Habsburg monarchy. These differences are proved by the extant correspondence of B. Dudík.