Memorizing battle musically : The Siege of Szigetvár (1566) as an identity signifier

  • Nations are signified by their constructed or mythicized cultural memory, since "identity is part of memory discourse". There are shared historical legacies in Southeast European countries, among which the most significant are Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire: "It has been chiefly the Ottoman elements or the ones perceived as such which have mostly given rise to the current stereotype of the Balkans, so that it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Balkans are, in fact, the Ottoman legacy." Contrary to it, the Habsburg legacy and the belonging to the Habsburg Monarchy have mainly not been seen in the same, negative way. Consequently, there are two different understandings of national identity and different strategies in defining self-representation in the (previous) provinces of the two empires, which is also explicated in Southeast European operas. The construction of Croatian national identity is considered through the stage representations of the historical Siege of Szigetvár (1566).

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Author:Tatjana Marković
Parent Title (German):LiTheS : Zeitschrift für Literatur- und Theatersoziologie
Place of publication:Graz
Editor:Beatrix Müller-Kampel, Helmut Kuzmics
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2019/05/16
Year of first Publication:2014
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/05/16
GND Keyword:Szigetvár / Belagerung <1566>; Nationalbewusstsein; Kroatien; Zajc, Ivan / Nikola Šubić Zrinjski; Nation; Mythos; Nationaloper
Volume:7 (2014)
Issue:Nummer 10 = Krieg, Mythos und Literatur
Page Number:13
First Page:5
Last Page:17
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 94 Geschichte Europas / 940 Geschichte Europas
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / LiTheS. Zeitschrift für Literatur- und Theatersoziologie
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:LiTheS / LiTheS Nr. 10, 2014
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0