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Bancbanus – ungarisch, österreichisch, kroatisch
Bancbanus in the Hungarian, Austrian and Croatian Context

Staging a Controversial Historical Material in the 19th Century

Author(s): Marijan Bobinac
Subject(s): Cultural history, Ethnohistory, Austrian Literature, Croatian Literature, Hungarian Literature, Nationalism Studies, Period(s) of Nation Building, Theory of Literature
Published by: Odsjek za germanistiku - Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Keywords: Bancbanus; József Katona; Franz Grillparzer; Franjo Marković;

Summary/Abstract: This article presents three dramatics adaptations of the same historic material: the medieval Hungarian aristocrat Bánk (ger. Bancbanus, cro. Benko Bot) appears as the hero in historical plays by the Hungarian author József Katona, German-Austrian Franz Grillparzer and Croatian Franjo Marković. Although these three authors differ greatly in their aesthetic and political positions, they nevertheless share a joint goal: to prompt reflection on the joint (super)national state design against the backdrop of nation building in the Danube Monarchy and the related strengthening of centripetal tendencies.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 107-126
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: German