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2022 | 30 | 1 | 35-66

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Černé ovce v české národní společnosti. Příklad Maxmiliána Švagrovského (1853-1921), dobrodruha, sportovce a novináře


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Black sheeps in the Czech national society. The example of Maxmilián Švagrovský (1853-1921), an adventurer, sportsman and journalist

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The study deals with the phenomenon of so-called black sheeps in Czech national society. Emphasis is placed on individuals born in the environment of prominent Czech families between the 1840s and the 1850s. The first part of the study outlines the typology of the black sheep, their motivation leading to the definition of the established conventions of the middle and upper classes of society, and the role of society itself in shaping the image of the black sheep. The second part of the paper presents a specific case of Maxmilián Švagrovský from Roudnice nad Labem. This paper analyzes his origin, study, family ties and public activities in the Czech national society.


  • Moderní dějiny, redakce, Historický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., Prosecká 76, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic


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