Historie – Otázky – Problémy

“And they came to us, these soldiers”. Military Excesses of the Thirty Years’ War in Slaný

Abstract: In her contribution, based on the example of military excesses committed between 1632 and 1634 in the royal town of Slaný, the author addresses the question as to what extent one can talk about specific strategies for survival (and make a general judgments) based on only two cases captured in Slaný’s Book of Conscience. At the same time the question is raised as to whether a micro-analytic study like this, with all its methodological pitfalls, is useful beyond illustration of the historical context.

Key words: Slaný, the Thirty Years’ War, military excesses, survival strategies, microhistory

Romana Kmochová je studentkou pomocných věd historických a archivního studia na Filozofické fakultě Univerzity Karlovy (RomanaKmochova@seznam.cz)