Rozhovor Britských listů 294. Mariánský sloup na Staroměstském náměstí je oktrojování dějin [Britské listy Interview 294. The Virgin Mary Column erected at the Old Town Square in Prague is a violation of history]

Čulík, J. and Vlasák, R. (2020) Rozhovor Britských listů 294. Mariánský sloup na Staroměstském náměstí je oktrojování dějin [Britské listy Interview 294. The Virgin Mary Column erected at the Old Town Square in Prague is a violation of history]. [Audio]

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Abstract

As a result of the Black Lives Matter movement, controversial statues of slavers and murderers are now being removed all over the world. Contrary to that, a group of right wing religious activists has just erected a replica of the 17th century Virgin Mary column at the Old Town Square in Prague, which was originally built in 1650 as an expression of total subjugation of the protestant Czech nation to Habsburg catholic absolutism. The statue was removed from the Old Town Square in 1918, when the independent democratic Czechoslovak Republic was founded. In this TV interview, Jan Čulík discusses the impact of the decision to re-erect this statue with Richard Vlasák, a historian and theologian. They also discuss the current culture wars and ask what motivates a section of society to defiantly support extreme right wing, populist ideas and solutions. The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from 24th June 2020.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Populism, Virgin Mary column, Old Town Square, Prague, Habsburg absolutism, Catholic church, ecumenism, extreme right attitudes, Czech Republic.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J., and Vlasák, R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
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