Publishing House: Založba ZRC
In November 2016 we celebrated the 250th birth anniversary of one of the most renowned generals in the Habsburg monarchy – field marshal count Josef Radetzky (1766–1858). The great victor in the battles of Custoza (1848) and Novara (1849) became a model of a winning commander and his character turned into a legend. His name is nowadays linked mostly to the Austrian history and to the famous composition “Radetzkymarsch” but it is less known, that he was also an important part of the Slovenian history. His family ties brought him to Carniola, where he became the owner of two manors (Neuahus in Tržič and Podturn/Tivoli in Ljubljana). In Ljubljana there were also two public monuments erected in his memory and up till 1918 he was firmly grounded in the Slovenian collective memory, especially among soldiers. The monograph “Feldmaršal Radetzky in Slovenci” with 9 chapters of different authors presents the ties between Radetzky and the Slovenian territory in the past and today, his career, his family and also the reception of the “Radetzkymarsch” in the Slovenian history.
individual contributionsJana Babšek, Bojan Knific, Nataša Cigoj Krstulović, Janez Polajnar, Miha Preinfalk, Miha Šimac, Mojca Štuhec, Ines UnetičPrice (Regular)
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Keywords19th centuryAustrian armybiographycollective volumeHabsburg monarchyhistorymilitary historymilitary leadersnobilityRadetzky von Radetz, JosephSlovenesSlovenia