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Prague Panoramas National Memory and Sacred Space in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0822960354

ISBN-13: 9780822960355

Edition: 2009

Authors: Cynthia Paces

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Examines the creation of symbols of Czech national identity in public spaces of the city during the twentieth century. These "sites of memory" were attempts to form a cohesive sense of self for a country and a people torn by war, foreign occupation, and internal strife.
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note on Language
Prague Panoramas of History
Preserving the National Past for the Future
Art Meets Politics
Generational Approaches to National Monuments
World War I and the Jan Hus Jubilee
Toppling Columns, Building a Capital
Catholic Czech Nationalism in the Early 1920s
Religious Heroes for a Secular State
Modern Churches, Living Cathedrals
National Heroes and Nazi Rule
God's Warriors on V�tkov Hill
Rebuilding Bethlehem Chapel
Old Symbols to Oppose the New Regime
Religious and National Symbols in Post-Communist Prague
Epilogue- New Times, New Monuments
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index