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Railway Traveller Eduard Bazika, or Travelling with Wife
Hlavačka, Milan
Ing. Eduard Bazika (1830–1914) was not a professional pilgrim, but a pilgrim by profession. As a graduate of the Prague Polytechnic, he specialized in railway construction all his life and as an engineer, first of all for the State railways, and from 1855 until his retirement in 1891, he traveled all his life for the private State Railway Company (StEG), or rather, before construction, he traveled the entrusted railways in the Bohemian and Moravian landscape. Even after retiring, he worked for the Land Committee of the Kingdom of Bohemia and its Railway Committee, and in this position he once again traveled to all corners of Bohemia to assess the profitability of future local railways. A peculiarity of his was that he always tried to combine his traveling duties with his family life, which resulted in his wife and children traveling with him to various estates and railway constructions. He did not leave aside longer, more demanding private trips with his wife to world exhibitions and historical monuments in Italy (accompanied by Jiří Stibral) or to inspect the newly completed Alpine railways. As a representative of the self-confident Czech middle class, who already had free time and financial resources (and, of course, an overhead ticket), he was able to combine the obligation to travel with a passion for travel and perceived traveling as a necessary part of the active lifestyle of a modern person.
Karel Huss and Superstition
Roll, Pavel ; Hlavačka, Milan (advisor) ; Tinková, Daniela (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to appropriately interpret the text of the manuscript Vom Aberglauben and categorize it within the cultural-historical context of its time. Although some popularizing- stylized papers have already discussed the story and legacy of its author, Karel Huss, the last executioner of the city of Cheb, they have not sufficiently captured Huss's personal traits and subjectivity in perceiving superstitions, that gave rise to prejudices, which Huss grappled with throughout his life. The interpretation is based on a literary analysis of Huss's poetry and the manuscript Vom Aberglauben, by considering its then historical reality. Through the agency of that this thesis contributes to enriching the discourse because, so far, the analysis of Huss's poetic output has been entirely neglected and regarding the manuscript about superstitions, researchers have limited themselves to general statements, which, despite being indisputable, reveal only little about Huss's relationship with superstitions, magic, and folk religion. Moreover, in the story of Karel Huss (1761-1838), "grand" historical decisions overlap with every day's history, social history with art, old feudal orders with modernization tendencies, the general with the unique and various cultural trends, which Huss managed to reflect.
Reception of the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 in the memories of contemporary actors
Brtková, Klára ; Šedivý, Ivan (advisor) ; Hlavačka, Milan (referee)
The aim of this bachelor thesis is to analyze the war experience of the Austro-Prussian War by researching memoirs of the contemporary participants. The research is focused on the experience originating from the northern battlefront, particularly on that from the Czech lands and the western part of present-day Slovakia. Based on the selected sources views this bachelor thesis the events through the eyes of the participants themselves. The war itself and its components as well as the perception of danger, injury, death, other people around the author and the perception of oneself as a soldier or a civilian and one's role among other phenomenons are adressed. Historical Anthropology and New Military History constitute the methodological basis of this work. The primary sources of this bachelor thesis constitute of memoirs from both Prussian and mainly Austrian or Czech military as well as civilian participants. Authors of these ego-documents, which had been largely published in print, rank among the lower or middle class. The sources were processed by the use of textual analysis with occasional application of comparative method. Due to a large number of available sources the topic is processed as a case study. It was concluded that the contemporary participants' experiences were very diverse, which...
Sewing machine in the second half of the 19th century in the Czech lands
Vancová, Zuzana ; Pokorná, Magdaléna (advisor) ; Hlavačka, Milan (referee)
: Quality of life influence and push technical inventions. 19th century is really significant turning point for that. Ongoing industrial revolution brought a sewing machine into being which helped to change not only method of working but human thinking and stands too. For most of human history, clothing has been handmade, with the help of thread and needle only. The sewing machine enabled to make this exacting work more easier. This bachelor thesis deals with sewing machine's developmennt, its spreading into czech lands, promotion, influence on woman question and reflexion. Key words : sewing machine, invention, hand work, promotion, exhibition, woman
The war experience of Jaroslav Skuček
Smolová, Diana ; Pokorná, Magdaléna (advisor) ; Hlavačka, Milan (referee)
This thesis deals with the fate of a member of the Czechoslovak legion Jaroslav Skuček during the First World War. The first part consists of personal information of the soldier Jaroslav Skuček, who enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian army in 1914. The same year he became captive and enlisted in Czechoslovak legions in France. His life story is traced based on personal correspondence that has not yet been published. The work also focuses on the Czechoslovak legions operating in France.
Small-town drama: The Search for Identity in Dvůr Králové nad Labem in the period of the Great War and the Revolution
Rejchrt, Ivo ; Hlavačka, Milan (advisor) ; Šedivý, Ivan (referee) ; Kessler, Vojtěch (referee)
Submitted work aims on studying changes of life, identity, and loyalty of citizens in Dvůr Králové nad Labem during World War I. The first step is to describe economy, self-governance, and state administration in a town which was developing dynamically in the last pre-war decade thanks to significant industrialization. Self-governance and state administration, which cooperated to maintain order even during the coup days in 1918, tried to reduce war and economic difficulties, poverty, and supply shortages. District National Council was able to enforce the dismissal of the district governor, but then the administrative continuity of the district governor office was maintained. The democratisation of the right to vote changed the distribution of political power in the town, but the victory of the Czechoslovak Socialists and the second place of the National Democrats (contrary to national results) demonstrate maintaining the dominance of voters' national feelings. The second step is the analysis of contemporary press. Two newspapers gradually closed (one in the meantime published a Russian manifesto), but the third survived the entire war and witnessed changes in censorship and propaganda. The third step is research into local education, which reflects state propaganda, "mobilization" of the background...
Formation and first years of Sokol Mělník
Zmek, Vojtěch ; Randák, Jan (advisor) ; Hlavačka, Milan (referee)
The bachelor thesis entitled Formation and the First Years of the Sokol Mělník looks at a significant national phenomenon of the 19th century from a local perspective. It investigates this local organization's activities and its real impact both on the public and the association itself. It verifies the fulfilment of the Sokol movement's vision on an example of the Mělník unit. Given the geographical location of Mělník, the analysis of the history of a Czech national association, which the Sokol undoubtedly is, seems necessary to consider the national issues and their impact on the functioning of this all-age gymnastics organisation itself. In the broader context, the introductory part of the thesis is devoted to a more general introduction of the Sokol's idea, its physical education and social activities. The next sections of the thesis deal directly with the Mělník background which was necessarily affected by the Sokol headquarters' activities.
Heart of nation. An Individual on his way to humaneness and humanity
Madlová, Ivana ; Hlavačka, Milan (advisor) ; Randák, Jan (referee)
The main content of the present thesis is focused on the problem of the national discourse in the pre-March Bohemia; chronologically defined as the period of the fortieth years of the 19th century. In its concept, the thesis bases on the conservative understanding of the national question in Bohemia; it is based on the Bohemian patriotic essays of the catolic priest Bernard Bolzano and his follower, in that time liberal thinking aristocrat Count Leo Thun. Although the chronological framework, which is determined as the last decade before the beginning of the revolution of 1848 in Bohemia, the main content of the thesis focuses on the timeless problem of the past and present development of the Bohemian/Czech society in that way, in which it is understanded within the conservative approach, i. e. as a social framework for the free progress of the constituent individuals, whose individual development is depended on the mutual interaction of the individuals in the whole society. Making use of the metaphysical construct of the catholic priest Václav Frost, the author attempts to reveal the main conditions of the possible unification of the society, and with the focus on the Czech- German question, also to define the main causes of the national conflict in Bohemia. The fundamental proposition of the...
Old-town demolition 1893-1908
Kodíčková, Jindřiška ; Hlavačka, Milan (advisor) ; Ledvinka, Václav (referee)
Each historical town changes gradually and naturally in harmony with economical and social changes. But in the case of Prague Clearance, a sti ll discussed phenomenon at the tum of 19th and 20th century, the change was hasty, artificially evoked, not fully prepared. It went within legislation limits and with the intention of improving life conditions in the growing up city. Under these circumstances many outstanding monuments, the witnesses of social evolution, disappeared. In my work I am concemed with the descriptions and evaluation of Prague Clearance course and mechanism that was in progress under the law from the year 1893. I follow the Clearance echo in litera ture, but I mainly follow time and place process in the course of its realisation. I try to consider objectively the motives both ofthe municipal authorities and the clearance partisans in the contrast with public meaning that faced the demolitions ofthe monuments that we know just from the yellowed archival photos. In my work I would like to get acquainted with the Clearance goals that were aimed atthe modernization ofthe city in accordance with hygienic, economical and social circumstances. I also will not forget about the uncontrolled creation of the institutions that, during the time, set up for registration, or no less than the preservation...
National socialist party of Czech workers and peasants
Kyselák, Milan ; Hlavačka, Milan (advisor) ; Rychlík, Jan (referee)
National socialist Party of Czech workers and peasants (Party of green svastika) was one of important organizations of Czech fascists. The Party operated in the years 1939 - 1942, in the time of Protectorate Czech - Moravia, and included 2,000 members. The Party was dangerous first of all because of its open cooperation with occupation institutions of Nazi Germany. The Party operated especially in Middle and East Moravia, furthermore in Prague. The Party gained its biggest boom in the years 1940 - 1941. The founder and leader of the Party was F. M. Mlcoch from the UhliCice village by Kojetin. He studied service academy in Marburg. After that he was a soldier of the AustroHungarian army, where he defrauded money and escaped abroad. Later he came back to Austro-Hungary, and was punished for what he had done. At the beginning of the First World War Mlcoch entered the army again and fighted at the east front from where he deserted into the captivity of the enemy. He was a legionnaire in Russia for a while, later became a soldier of the Russian Bolshevik's army. After the War he came back to Czechoslovakia, where he entered the Czechoslovakian army for a short time, but was dismissed. He became an active communist and then was involved in the communistic putsch, for which he was sentenced to a half-year...

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