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Strážcovia strateného času. Diskusie o dejinách a historici na Slovensku
Guardians of lost time. Discussions about history and historians in Slovakia

Author(s): Miroslav Michela
Subject(s): History
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: History; historiography; historical; culture; collective; memory; Slovak Historical Society

Summary/Abstract: The study is devoted to the problem of creating and cultivating historical culture in Slovakia. The author discusses especially the place of professional historians in this field. He points to the frequent overlapping of scientific and ideological discourse, which is closely connected with the well-known picture of the division of Slovak historiography into two camps. The result is repetition of circular discussions without innovative elements. However, this situation, often defined as plura-lity of views, only deepens backwardness and does not offer any new impulses for the development of professional writing of history in Slovakia.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 617-637
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Slovak