How we see ourselves and how the public sees us – reflections after twenty years
The author compares various common or varying features of Slovak historiography in the period between 1991 and 2011. He points to the internal differentiation of views within Slovak historiography. These do not derive from expert aspects of basic scientific research, but more from different views on the purpose of historical work. He also devotes attention to the permanent tension between historiography and political elites, which usually seek in history pragmatic confirmation of their own views and aims.
Historický ústav SAV, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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