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Mythicism of History from the Perspective of National Ideology

(Original title: Mýtizácia dejín z pohľadu ideológie nacionalizmu)
Filozofia, 58 (2003), 10, 736-744.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper deals with the phenomenon of mythicism of the history in the contemporary period of globalisation. It pays attention also to its roots in the history of Slovak nationalism in the first half of the 20th century. The author points to the importance of the mythicized history not only for nations involved in the processes of their national emancipation, in which it serves the legitimization of national communities, but also for the preservation of the national idea even in fully developed and stabilised nations. She focuses mostly on several basic kinds of myths, often recurring in the ideologies of nationalism and having their representations also in the history of Slovak nationalism.

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