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|
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.