By Bruce Berglund
The recovery of Prague fortress was once a collaboration of 3 awesome figures in twentieth-century east imperative Europe: Tomáš Masaryk, the thinker who grew to become Czechoslovakia’s first president; his daughter Alice, a social employee educated within the payment homes of Chicago who used to be founding director of the Czechoslovak crimson go and her father’s depended on confidante; and the architect, Jože Plečnik of Slovenia, who built-in reverence for Classical structure into incredibly smooth designs. Their shared imaginative and prescient observed the citadel no longer easily as a central authority development or historical landmark yet because the sacred middle of the recent republic, even the recent Europe—a position that will include a special type of democratic politics, rooted within the religious and the moral.
With a biographer’s recognition to element, historian Bruce Berglund offers full of life and intimate photographs of those 3 figures. while, he additionally areas them within the context of politics and tradition in interwar Prague and the wider historical past of faith and secularization in sleek Europe. Gracefully written and level-headed in a wide range of resources, fortress and Cathedral in sleek Prague is an unique and available learn of ways humans on the heart of Europe, within the early a long time of the 20 th century, struggled with questions of morality, religion, loyalty, and skepticism.
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