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Highwayman’s Life: Extant Documents about Jánošík.

Votruba, Martin (2007) Highwayman’s Life: Extant Documents about Jánošík. Slovakia, 39 (72-73). 61 - 86. ISSN 0583-5623

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Juraj Jánošík, a highwayman in the Habsburg monarchy in the early 18th century, became a Slovak, Polish, and Czech legend more a century after his execution. While modified, the legend entered historiography as a representation of Jánošík's actual life. There is, however, scanty or no evidence for some of the assertions accepted as descriptions of Jánošík's exploits and motivations, additional occasional confusion stems from cross-cultural Slovak-Polish misunderstandings. The article gives an account of the available hard and soft evidence and cross-cultural errors.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Votruba, Martinvotruba@pitt.eduVOTRUBA
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Russian and East European Studies
Date: 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Slovakia
Volume: 39
Number: 72-73
Publisher: Slovak League of America
Page Range: 61 - 86
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Slavic Languages and Literatures
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Juraj, Jánošík, Habsburg, monarchy, Kingdom, of, Hungary, highwaymen, highway, robbery, Liptov, Rakoczi, Slovak, culture, Slovak, history, Czech, culture, Polish, culture, anti-Habsburg, insurgency, Terchová, Liptovský, Mikuláš
ISSN: 0583-5623
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Other ID: 2803
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 16:37
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:11


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