Malé velké dějiny: Mikrohistorická variabilita dějin 20. století v osudu Vincence Hodka

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AntropoWeb, Dec 10, 2012 - History - 146 pages
By taking into account both perspectives and connecting them it is not only possible to trace the individual image of the twentieth century Czechoslovak, as reflected by personal moments of marriage or birth, but also to delineate the individuals role in the contemporaneous political-social atmosphere, as can be detected, for example, in Vincenc Hodeks active participation in the resistance movement against the Nazi occupational power. This publication confirms that the micro perspective, continuously ignored by Czech scholars who have refused to acknowledge the tangible historical matter enfolded within personal accounts, is indeed necessary, alongside macro history, in constructing a comprehensive account of a period. Nevertheless, the book also tackles the problematic aspects of using egodocuments as a relevant historical source. Often criticised for their subjectivity and distortion, ego-documents have regularly been deemed inappropriate for general research.^

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