Jabůrek, Groeben, von Petr – Heroes of the Austro-Prussian War Between Fiction and Meta-Reality

Pages 31–36
DOI 10.1515/amnpsc-2017-0036
Keywords Austro-Prussian War – literary fiction – the Battery of the Dead – commemoration – heroes
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2017/62/3-4

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.

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