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Book details Averzivní demokracie
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Averzivní demokracie

Norval, Aletta J.

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Events which have occurred in the past decades since the fall of the authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe, including the color...

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Východní křesťanské církve

Szabo, Miloš

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From Jerusalem, Christianity spread in several directions. Rome became one of the most influential centers; it served as the papal seat...

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K hříchu i modlitbě

Lenderová, Milena

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Milena Lenderová’s monograph addresses the status of women, specifically those belonging to the urban middle class, in the Czech Lands...

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Odkud vítr vane

Našinec, Jiří (ed.)

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Dear readers,

The first book we would like to present to you in the new year focuses on the creation of national pantheons.

Marek Nekula’s monograph entitled Smrt a zmrtvýchvstání národa (The Death and a Resurrection of a Nation) perceives Slavín as a phenomenon, as a formative point in the national discourse, in which the present turned towards the past and in which the nation, and the related form of the social reality, was constructed, negotiated, formulated and legitimized on a symbolic level during the 19th century. The Slavín Cemetery on Vyšehrad Hill is by no means the first and only national sanctuary as Czech national pantheons have their European counterparts and models.

The dreams about Slavín and its specific nature demonstrate the variability and transformations of the notion of the national community. The monograph also addresses the narrative of the death and resurrection of the nation against the backdrop of Czech pantheons; the funerals and national monuments related to this narrative helped it take its place in the spirit of the city. The book also focuses on functional and compositional links between the architectural, performative and literary forms of Slavín.