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Experienced and witnessed. The house of Collalto, World War I and Interwar Period Portrayed in Ego-documents of Maria Theresa Collalto
Jánská, Barbora ; Županič, Jan (advisor) ; Horčička, Václav (referee)
The bachelor's thesis outlines several chapters from the life of Countess Marie Therese Collalto e San Salvatore (1866-1940), a member of one of the oldest European noble houses, occasional writer, feuilletonist, and author of three so far unpublished memoire texts, which are crucial for this study. Through them, the countess reveals many everyday aspects of life of the nobility in the end of "the long 19th century", as well as some important milestones in the history of her own noble house. Last, but not least, she also describes the functioning of a monastic hospital of the Order of Malta in Sofia (Bulgaria), where she worked as a head nurse during World War I, or the life of European aristocracy between wars, especially in the successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The analysis of these sources - egodocuments - can thus offer a riveting and authentic insight into many subjects of social history, gender history or history of the elites, which have still been neglected by our domestic historiography. This thesis is the first modest attempt to introduce the personality and work of Countess Collalto in her historical context to a contemporary reader. Key words: Collalto, egodocument, aristocracy, World War I, women's history, history of the elites
Czech bearers of the Order of Maria Theresa in 1914-1918
Lipold, Kryštof ; Županič, Jan (advisor) ; Šedivý, Ivan (referee)
Presented bachelor's thesis The Czech holders of the Order of Maria Theresa in the years 1914- 1918 aims to map the life of soldiers who were born in the Czech lands and who were awarded the highest military decoration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War. In addition to identifying the acts for which they were awarded the order, the thesis also examines how these soldiers experienced their integration into the new Czechoslovak Republic.
The Sudeten German Aristocracy in the first half of the 20th Century: the Example of the Family Hartig
Šebková, Jarmila ; Županič, Jan (advisor) ; Žáková, Michaela (referee)
The master thesis focuses on Sudeten German aristocratic family of Hartig from Mimoň during the first half of the 20th century. The Hartig family - as many other members of the aristocratic elite, Austrian citizens and Sudeten German inhabitants - faced important political changes at that time. The aim of the thesis is to answer the question how did the Hartig family deal with these changes. Special attention was aimed to the cases, in which their roles of Austrian citizens, Sudeten Germans and Czechoslovakia inhabitants came into conflict. The thesis is a case study which deals with the life stories of the Hartig family from the available archival materials. Conducted research exposed that the main aim of the members of the Hartig family was to stay in Mimoň even at the cost of a great financial and social concessions. Their attachment to the family residence in Mimoň was not weakened neither by economic problems nor by changing of the political regimes in the region. Hartig family was willing to litigate with the Czechoslovak offices or on the contrary adapt themselves to the Nazi regime because of their seat in Mimoň. They were reluctant to the subsequent repatriation to Austria after the end of the second world war, although they always perceived Austria as the place of the family's origin and...
Edmund Schwarzenberg and a Crisis of the Noble Society in the Interwar Period, 1918-1939
Míka, Pavel ; Horčička, Václav (advisor) ; Županič, Jan (referee)
The bachelor thesis analyses the biography of Prince Edmund Schwarzenberg, a member of one of the richest and noblest houses in Europe. The main aim of the thesis is to expand his personality on the basis of historical sources and thus create a more comprehensive view of a man who was completely out of his time. He lived almost his entire life in debt and socialized with people of a different status than was common given his background. At the outset, this work introduces the reader to the context of a time when the old orders of the monarchy were literally being shattered and new states with different political systems were being created, which it was the members of the higher families who had to face. This person faced this new era in a rather special way, which is why this thesis is dedicated to him. Keywords: Edmund Schwarzenberg, Nobility, The House of Schwarzenberg, Edmund Černov.
The importace of the Hildprandt von Ottenhausen Family for Blatná region
Vokrojová, Eliška ; Županič, Jan (advisor) ; Zicha, Zbyněk (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to point out the various contributions (cultural, economic, political, entrepreneurial, etc.) of the aristocratic family Hildprandt von Ottenhausen for Blatná region. At the begining, various views on the determination of the Blatná reigon are compared. The history of the family line is also reviewed. Most attention is given to the activites of the Hildprandt family which were beneficial for the Blatná region. Hildprandts von Ottenhausen contributed to the development of the Blatná castle, they also remade the adjacent forest to a park. Thanks to them, industrial activities (sugar industry, distilling industry or beer industry) flourished in this region and many people became employed in these companies or on the farm owned by the Hildprandts. Many prominent persons visited Blatná, as guests of the noble family, amongst these persons was Franz Ferdinand d'Este, heir to the Austrian monarchy, or an indian maharaja. Hildprandts employed some of the Czech patriots (Jan Evangelista Purkyně a Antonín Jaroslav Vrťátko), those patriots taught next generations of the family love for their country. Some members of this family enriched Blatná with their artistic talent through their creations (painting, sculpture or writing activity). In political sphere, their patriotic thinking...
Swivel seal fob
Maličký, Pavel ; Bláhová, Marie (advisor) ; Županič, Jan (referee)
F Abstract The main goal of this diploma thesis is a presentation of the phenomenon of the calotte rotary seal, a type of a personal sealing tool allowing the user to seal with three identities. Their development can be traced from the last quarter of the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. The importance of the calotte seals can be seen on more levels: they witness the end of the era of sealing under a paper cover, symbolize the transformation of the sealing tool into a device indicating its owner's status and turn the seal into a piece of jewelry in a short time. Since these were personal items, the frequency of their occurrence in collections is minimal and references in the expert literature are almost not to be found. As late as in 1970, a brief mention of their existence was made in the basic work of European sfragistics by E. Kittel: "Siegel". It is clear from this that a familiarization with this seal type has offered an attractive subject for the diploma thesis, divided into a general and a special part. The general part presents the two-hundred-year development of sealing tools' construction, describing it and introducing terminology, richly documented by pen-and-ink drawings of their individual components. Special attention is dedicated to the calottes, classified according to the...
The Phenomenon of Death in Great Britain 1815-1855
Michlová, Marie ; Holý, Martin (advisor) ; Lenderová, Milena (referee) ; Županič, Jan (referee)
This dissertation examines the phenomenon of death in the United Kingdom between 1815 and 1855. It analyses the attitudes of chiefly pre-victorian society towards death, using a synthesis of several different perspectives. Various aspects of death, dying and burial are thus viewed through the lens of contemporary law, medicine, the press, and the arts. Primary personal sources are also used. The multi-layered work combines a number of historical methods and as a whole can be classified as research into historical everyday life and mentalities. Chronologically, the thesis is between two wars, the Napoleonic and the Crimean wars. The 1820s-40s are one of the least researched periods of British history, so this dissertation fills something of a gap in existing research not only concerning the history of death in Britain. Keywords: 19th century, society, death, British history
The Order of Malta and its activity in the Czech lands during the years 1874-1938
Pola, Martin ; Jakubec, Ivan (advisor) ; Županič, Jan (referee) ; Sklenář, Michal (referee)
(in English): The Knights of St. John, also known as the "Johanniter", the Knights Hospitaller or the Knights of Malta, are undoubtedly the most important chivalric order of Christendom, which played an important role in the history of Europe. The Order came to the Czech lands in the 12th century and has been continuously active here ever since, although its activities in Czechoslovakia were almost completely suppressed between 1948 and 1990 and the Grand Priory survived only thanks to its members in exile. The present dissertation describes the activities of this Order in the Czech lands between 1874 and 1938. It focuses on the organizational and social aspects of the Order's activity as well as on its economic side. Nor does the priestly branch of the Order stand aside from the interest of this dissertation. The defined period was a time of revolutionary changes - until 1918 the Order could enjoy the support of the Austro-Hungarian elites, including the Emperor, however after the collapse of the monarchy it had to find its place in the new civil society and even fight for its existence. The Order did not see the successful culmination of these efforts in the Czech lands until the late 1930s, but in the light of the coming historical events, these achievements had only a very short life.

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