Historical Consciousness of German Travellers to Bohemia (1750–1850)
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourcePrager wirtschafts- und sozialhistorische Mitteilungen - Prague Economic and Social History Papers, 2014, 19, 1, 7-22
Historical Consciousness, Travelling, Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy, Social History
This article assesses the historical consciousness of German travellers who visited Bohemia in the period between 1750 and 1850. Through an analysis of the German travel literature about Bohemia, the goal is to identify such geographical sites that were associated with important historical events and to examine the interpretation of historical events. The focus on the period of one hundred years between 1750 and 1850 allows for the analyses of the transformation of historical memories and the study of those memories in the context of emerging national identities. The article shows that travellers and authors of the travel literature set the historical remembrances within the interpretative framework of a national historical narrative.