Park of Grunwald Battle: Victory, visions and reality

Urboniené, Skaidrė: Park of Grunwald Battle: Victory, visions and reality. In: Politics, feasts, festivals 4. pp. 30-38. (2014)

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Abstract

In Lithuania every year (since 1990) commemorations of the Battle of Grunwald are held in different areas. At this time mention is made of an important event in Europe, where on 15th July 1410 the alliance of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland decisively defeated the army of the teutonic Knights near Grunwald (now in Poland). this victory became the pride of the Lithuanian nation. In 1990 an ambitious project – the creation of the park of the Grunwald Battle was launched in Kaunas district. the article discusses the current situation of the park, also the main symbolic elements (monuments, symbols, records, etc.), as well as planned but not yet implemented ambitions. the ques-tion is why this project has not been fully implemented and why the park is floundering. The conclusion is that this park is not a place carrying a strong emotional significance, it is not an important historical site with cultural heritage, it has nothing to do with collective memory. for this reason the territory of the park is not meaningful and significant to the local inhabitants or wider society. This is the main reason why the park is doomed to flounder.

Item Type: Book Section
Heading title: Politics and the remembrance of the past
Journal or Publication Title: Politics, feasts, festivals
Date: 2014
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-4825
ISBN: 978-963-306-254-8
Page Range: pp. 30-38
Series Name: A vallási kultúrakutatás könyvei
Language: Angol
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/67606/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grünwald - csata - 1410 - emlékhely - emlékünnep - Litvánia - nemzeti ünnep szimbolikája
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben és: p. 35-36., Illusztrációk: Grand duke of Lithuania Vytautas, King of Poland Jogaila, Vicegerent of Ukmergė Mykolas Kęsgaila.
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology > 06.01.01. History > 06.01.01.12. Cultural history, history of collective identities and memories
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 20. 09:17
Last Modified: 2020. Jul. 02. 12:42
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/67086

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