Analysis of Anna Horáková-Gašparíková´s Historical Writings

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Popis The paper analyses the historical works of Anna Horáková-Gašparíková. Although not very famous, since her contributions have not yet been analysed in depth, Anna Horáková-Gašparíková can be nevertheless considered one of the important figures of the first Czechoslovak Republic. During this period, in 1928-1937, she worked as a personal archivist of the president of the republic, T. G. Masaryk, living with his family for almost 10 years. During this time, she embraced his czecho-slovakist beliefs, which can be found in various forms in basically all of her historical writings. It is important to note that Anna Horáková-Gašparíková was one of the first Slovak female historians. Besides the famous memoir Memories of the Personal Archivist of T. G. Masaryk, which she wrote during her stay in the Masaryk's house, she wrote several historical papers, studies, reviews and biographies of important historical figures. This paper focuses on the analysis of their historical credibility and identifies, whether the the artistic form of the writings did not supress their historical accuracy. The analysis also focuses on the choice of themes covered in Horáková-Gašparíková's works and answers which issues and periods of history she focused on the most.
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