Jabůrek, Groeben, von Petr – Heroes of the Austro-Prussian War Between Fiction and Meta-Reality
|Keywords||Austro-Prussian War – literary fiction – the Battery of the Dead – commemoration – heroes|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
|Citation||KESSLER, Vojtěch. Jabůrek, Groeben, von Petr – Heroes of the Austro-Prussian War Between Fiction and Meta-Reality. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2017, 62(3-4), 31–36. DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1515/amnpsc-2017-0036. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/62-3-4/jaburek-groeben-von-petr-heroes-of-the-austro-prussian-war-between-fiction-and-meta-reality|
The paper focuses on three figures connected with the Austro-Prussian War in 1866. As the conflict is not a part of the Czech national narrative, it does not present strong personal stories understandable to a broader audience or forming a part of historical awareness of the public. Numerous figures are to be found in the space between the historical reality, myth, tradition and a deliberate literary fiction, but none of them is a part of a universal consensus of understanding – the ability to be placed in time and space. The article focuses on the three figures of the topic of the Prussian- Austrian war that could help to shed some light on several causes of the phenomenon described.