Home European History • Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague : Longing for the - download pdf or read online

Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague : Longing for the - download pdf or read online

By Bruce Berglund

ISBN-10: 9633861578

ISBN-13: 9789633861578

Six million humans stopover at Prague fortress every year. here's the tale of the way this historic fortress used to be remodeled after international warfare I from a overlooked, run-down relic into the seat of strength for self reliant Czechoslovakia—and the symbolic middle of democratic postwar Europe.

The recovery of Prague citadel was once a collaboration of 3 amazing figures in twentieth-century east important Europe: Tomáš Masaryk, the thinker who turned Czechoslovakia’s first president; his daughter Alice, a social employee expert within the cost homes of Chicago who was once founding director of the Czechoslovak purple pass and her father’s relied on confidante; and the architect, Jože Plečnik of Slovenia, who built-in reverence for Classical structure into extraordinarily sleek designs. Their shared imaginative and prescient observed the fortress now not easily as a central authority development or historical landmark yet because the sacred heart of the recent republic, even the recent Europe—a position that may embrace a special form of democratic politics, rooted within the non secular and the moral.

With a biographer’s realization to aspect, historian Bruce Berglund provides energetic and intimate snap shots of those 3 figures. whilst, he additionally locations them within the context of politics and tradition in interwar Prague and the wider background of faith and secularization in sleek Europe. Gracefully written and down to earth in a big selection of assets, fort and Cathedral in glossy Prague is an unique and available examine of the way humans on the heart of Europe, within the early many years of the 20th century, struggled with questions of morality, religion, loyalty, and skepticism.

Show description

Read or Download Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague : Longing for the Sacred in a Skeptical Age PDF

Similar european history books

Download e-book for iPad: The Sephardic Frontier: the reconquista and the Jewish by Jonathan Ray

No topic looms higher over the ancient panorama of medieval Spain than that of the reconquista, the swift growth of the ability of the Christian kingdoms into the Muslim-populated lands of southern Iberia, which created a extensive frontier sector that for 2 centuries remained a area of conflict and peril.

Download e-book for iPad: French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815 by Robert Englebert,Guillaume Teasdale

Long ago thirty years, the research of French-Indian relatives within the middle of North the USA has emerged as an enormous box for analyzing the advanced relationships that outlined an unlimited geographical region, together with the good Lakes area, the Illinois nation, the Missouri River Valley, and higher and reduce Louisiana.

Download e-book for iPad: John of Brienne by Guy Perry

John of Brienne's development, from mid-ranking knightly prestige to king of Jerusalem and, later, Latin emperor of Constantinople, strains the most extraordinary careers within the complete medieval interval. yet how and why did he in attaining such heights? This biographical examine of aristocratic social and geographical mobility within the 'Age of the Crusades' reassesses John's attention-grabbing lifestyles, and explores how households and dynasticism, politics, intrigue, faith and conflict all contributed to John's remarkable occupation.

Download e-book for iPad: Chronica de El-Rei D. Affonso V - Volume II (Portuguese by Rui de Pina

Chronica de El-Rei D. Affonso V - quantity IIRui de Pina, cronista e diplomata português (1440-1552)Este livro apresenta «Chronica de El-Rei D. Affonso V - quantity II», de Rui de Pina. Índice interativo:- Apresentação- quantity Ii. Chronica De El-rei D. Affonso V

Additional info for Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague : Longing for the Sacred in a Skeptical Age

Example text

Download PDF sample

Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague : Longing for the Sacred in a Skeptical Age by Bruce Berglund


by Joseph
4.3

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 39 votes

Author:admin