AR1B105 Sources on 19th-Century Military History

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Miroslav Svoboda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Miroslav Svoboda, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
each even Wednesday 16:00–17:40 B2.11
The ability to read Czech and German archive sources from the second half of the 19th century.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The Austro-Prussian War of 1866.
The aim of the seminar is to provide information about sources related to the Austro-Prussian War and its impact in this country. Attention will be paid not to descriptions of combat operations but to the life of the civilian population of Bohemia and Moravia in connection with wartime events. Undergraduates will be acquainted with various types of sources from district and regional archives offering as wide as possible a view of the repercussions of the Austro-Prussian War in towns and in the countryside. Special attention will be paid to official records, entries in chronicles and memoirs, and registry office documents.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- understand issues connected with 19th-century military conflicts with reference to the Austro-Prussian War;
- pinpoint key moments in the course of the Austro-Prussian War and causes of its outcome;
- search for available literature on the Austro-Prussian War including electronic sources;
- identify a relevant source base for research into the impact of the Austro-Prussian War on life in Bohemia and Moravia;
- write an academic piece of work about the course of the 1866 war in a locality or region of the student’s choice, making use of all existing sources.
  • The causes, course and consequences of the Austro-Prussian War;
  • The course of the war in this country;
  • The presence of soldiers in towns and villages;
  • The cholera epidemic;
  • The regional impact of the war
  • BĚLINA, Pavel and Josef FUČÍK. Válka 1866. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2005. 686 s. ISBN 8086515532. info
  • Válka 1866 : běda poraženým. Translated by Josef Fučík. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2012. 329 s. ISBN 9788074322013. info
  • Heller, E.: Válka roku 1866 v Čechách, její vznik, děje a následky. Praha 1896.
  • Jedlička, O.: Boje v Čechách a na Moravě za války roku 1866. Díly I-III. Pardubice 1883.
  • Kudr, K.: Válka rakousko-pruská 1866 v Čechách a na Moravě. Praha 1936.
  • Richter, K.: Třeba i železem a krví. Prusko-rakouské války 1740-1866. Praha 2007.
  • Sabina, K.: Kronika války prusko-italsko-rakouské. Praha 1868.
  • URBAN, Otto. Vzpomínka na Hradec Králové : /drama roku 1866/. 1. vyd. Praha: Panorama, 1986. 424 s. + f. info
  • Dvořák, J.: Kronika války roku 1866 v Třebechovicích a okolí. Hradec Králové – Třebechovice pod Orebem 2001.
  • Královéhradecko 3. Rok 1866 a česká společnost: středoevropské a regionální souvislosti. Hradec Králové 2006.
  • Volf, J.: Vzpomínky na válku 1866. Praha 1934.
Teaching methods
The seminars consist of a short introductory talk by the teacher and students’ essays related to the issue under discussion.
Assessment methods
As part of the course, undergraduates will produce essays illustrating the course of the Austro-Prussian War in selected localities on the basis of archival sources and present them at seminars. The awarding of credits is dependent upon active participation in the seminar and the writing and presentation of an essay on a given topic.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Vypisováno v lichém roce.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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