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Dr. Slaven Letica: If Streets Could Talk. Kad bi ulice imale dar govora.
By Prof.Dr. Slaven Letica | Published  11/29/2008 | Ideas , History , Education , Data , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Historical Rhythm of Posthumous Glory. Povijesni ritam posmrtne slave. Part 1

1.Matija Gubec (362)
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2.Vladimir Nazor (306)
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3.Stjepan Radić (265)
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4.Josip Jelačić (211)
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5. Ljudevit Gaj (211)
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6.Ante Starčević (203)
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7.August Šenoa (182)
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8.Nikola Tesla (128)
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9.Tin Ujević (122)
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10.Alojzije Stepinac (119)
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11.Antun Gustav Matoš (117)
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12.Antun Mihanović (116)
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13.Ivan Goran Kovačić (112)
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14.Josip Juraj Strossmayer (110)
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15.Josip Kozarac (103)
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16.Petar Preradović (102)
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17.Franjo Tuđman (96)
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18.Ivan Gundulić (94)
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19.Ivan Mažuranić (89)
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20.Miroslav Krleža (78)
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21.Ruđer Bošković (75)
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22.Ivan Meštrović (65)
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23.Eugen Kvaternik (57)
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24.Marko Marulić (55)
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25.Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević (53)
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26.August Cesarec (51)
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27.Andrija Kačić Miošić (49)
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28.Andrija Hebrang (49)
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29.Vatroslav Lisinski (49)
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30.Matija Antun Relković (47)
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31 Petar Svačić (40)
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32 Ante Kovačić (42)
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33 Marin Držić(41)
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34 Nikola Šubić Zrinski (41)
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35 Mihovil Pavlek Miškina (40)
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36 Ivan Zajc (39)
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37 Ivo Lola Ribar (39)
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38. Dragutin Domjanić (37)
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39. Petar Zrinski (35)
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40.Dobriša Cesarić (34)
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41.Eugen Kumičić (32)
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42.Ivana Brlić Mažuranić (31)
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43.Antun Branko Šimić (31)
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44. Bruno Bušić (29)
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48.Stanko Vraz (27)
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49.Vlatko Maček (26)
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50.Vladimir Gortan (25)
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51. Marija Jurić Zagorka (25)
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52.Josip Broz Tito (25)
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53.Jakov Gotovac (25)
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54.Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski (24)
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55.Fran Krsto Frankopan (23)
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56.Ljudevit Posavski (23)
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57.Vlaho Bukovac (23)
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58.Mato Lovrak (22)
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59.Šandor Petefi (22)
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60. Petar Hektorović (22)
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61.Slavko Kolar (22)
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62.Ksaver Šandor Đalski (22)
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63.Petar Berislavić (21)
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64.Juraj Matejev Dalmatinac (21)
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65.Gustav Krklec (21)
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68.Đuro Basariček (20)
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69.Milka Trnina (20)
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70.Josip Runjanin (20)
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71. Dora Pejačević (19)
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72.Mate Balota (19)
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73.Matko Laginja (19)
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74.Katarina Zrinski (19)
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75.Vjenceslav Novak (19)
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76.Rade Končar (19)
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77.Vinko Žganec (19)
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78.Ivo Andrić (18)
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79.Lavoslav Ružička (17)
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80.Mile Budak (17)
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Povijesni ritam posmrtne slave

Skeptičan odnos Hrvata prema "državi" i romantičan odnos prema "domovini"  posljedica su tragičnih iskustava hrvatskoga naroda s dvadesetim stoljećem.

Naime, u tom su stoljeću čak i oni ljudi koji su cijeli život proveli u istoj kući, selu ili gradu - živjeli u dva carstva i pet država, a sahranili su četiri diktatora, jednog vrhovnika i dvije - civilizacije.

Često su živjeli u istom stanu ili kući, a živjeli su u pet ili šest "različitih" ulica (ili trgova), jer je ista ulica ili trg toliko puta u XX. stoljeću mijenjala ime.


Historical Rhythm of Posthumous Glory

A skeptical attitude by Croatians toward "the state" and a romantic attitude toward "the homeland"  are the consequences of the Croatian
nation's tragic experiences with the twentieth century.

More precisely, even those individuals from the previous century who spent their entire lives in the exact same house, village, or city nevertheless lived through two empires and five nation-states, supported four dictators, one Emperor and two civilizations.

While they lived
in the same apartment or house, they lived on five or six "different" streets or squares. This is because the name of the same street or square was changed that many times in the course of one lifetime.


81.Nikola Tavelić (17)
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82.Antun Augustinčić (16)
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83.Janko Drašković (16)
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84.Franjo Barun Trenk (16)
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85.Dinko Šimunović (16)
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86.Mihovil Pavlinović (16)
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87.Slava Raškaj (15)
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88.Jure Kaštelan (15)
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89.Juraj Dobrila (15)
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90.Fran Galović (14)
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91.Branko Radičević (14)
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92.Viktor Car Emin (14)
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93.Gojko Šušak (14)
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94.Tvrtko Kotromanić (13)
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95.Miroslav Kraljević (13)
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96.Matija Vlačić Ilirik (13)
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97.Vladimir Vidrić (13)
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98.Ivan Rendić (13)
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99.Ivo Tijardović (13)
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100. Ferdo Livadić (12)
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101 Franc Prešern (12)
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102. Franjo Kuhač (12)
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103. Mirko Bogović (12)
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104.Otokar Keršovani (12)
105.Fran Bulić (12)
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106. Matija Petar Katančić (11)
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107.Marko Kovač (11)
108. Andrija Štampar (11)
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109. Grigor Vitez (11)
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110. Vatroslav Jagić (11)
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111.Vjekoslav Spinčić (11)
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112. Lovro Matačić (11)
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113. Jovan Jovanović Zmaj (11)
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114.Jozo Ivakić (10)
115. Ivan Matetić Ronjgov (10)
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116.Josip Pupačić (10)
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117. Junije Palmotić (10)
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118. Vanja Radauš (10)
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119.Ivan Trnski (10)
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120.Hanibal Lucić (10)
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121.Luka Botić (10)
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122.Josip Jović (10)
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123.Pavao Štoos (10)
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124.Lujo Marun (9)
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125.Đuro Sudeta (9)
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126.Juraj Križanić (9)
127.Matija Ivanić (9)
128.Leopold Bogdan Mandić (9)
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129.Krsto Hegedušić (9)
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130.Ljubo Babić (9)
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131.Tadija Smičiklas (9)
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132.Marin Getaldić (9)
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133.Josip Kraš (9)
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134.Pavao Ritter Vitezović (9)
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135.Božo Milanović (9)
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136.Ivo Vojnović (9)
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137.Joakim Rakovac (9)
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138.Josip Kosor (9)
139.Andrija Mohorovičić (9)
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140.Vjekoslav Klaić (9)
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141.Josip Račić (9)
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142.Drago Gervais (9)
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143.Zinka Kunc (9)
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144.Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (8)
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145.Filip Grabovac (8)
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146.Josip Slavenski (8)
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147.Boris Kidrič (8)
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148.Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić (8)
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149.Oton Iveković (8)
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150.Tituš Brezovački (8)
151.Stjepan Konzul Istranin (8)
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152.Juraj Baraković (8)
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153.Ivan Cankar (8)
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154.Augustin Kažotić (8)
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155.Celestin Medović (8)
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156.Dimitrije Demeter (8)
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157.Pino Budicin (8)
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158.Marko Mesić (8)
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159.Mila Gojsalić (8)
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160.Ivan Kozarac (7)
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Kad bi hrvatske ulice i trgovi imali dar govora, oni bi mogle kroz izmjene svojih naziva mogle također govoriti o toj uzbudljivoj, dramatičnoj, krvavoj i tragičnoj povijesti.

U mojoj knjizi Let iznad kukavičjeg gnijezda, odlučio sam, makar za trenutak, "zamrznuti povijest" i izračunati svojevrsnu "ranglistu posmrtne slave", svjestan da ta slava u Hrvata nikad nije trajna, nekmoli vječna.

Nadam se da će čitateljima CROWN-a biti zanimljivo promatrati fotografije, imena i prezimena ljudi kojima su se Hrvati odužili tako što su ih počastili nazivom ulice ili trga u svojim gradovima.

Čitatelju i njegovoj mašti ostavljam punu slobodu da razmišlja o tome je li ovaj naraštaj bio pravedan i mudar pri vračanju tog povijesnog duga. Je li se na pravi način odužio vukovarskim i drugim braniteljima, pjesnicima i piscima, umjetnicima, znanstvenicima, prosvjetiteljima, velikanima europskog i svjetskog duha, dobrotvorima, pravednicima, svecima i blaženima, sanjarima i mirotvorcima?

Ulice i trgovi, dakako, ne nose samo imena ljudi. Posvećeni su povijesnim događajima (uzvišenim i tragičnim), nazivima rijeka, vjetrova, strana svijeta, nazivima bitaka, ljudskih i političkih vrednota (slobode, republike, pravde, neovisnosti), svakodnevnog života (poslovnog, burzovnog), nazivima božjih stvorova (ptica, cvijeća, šuma, stabala), junaka bajki i mitova itd.


If Croatian streets and squares could talk, what a thrilling story they could tell about the meaning of all the name changes, and the dramatic, bloody, and tragic history that lies beneath.

In my book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, I decided to "freeze history," at least for a brief moment. I gambled on posthumous recognition for my efforts, fully aware that any such appreciation in Croatia is always fleeting, and never long-lasting.

I hope that the readers of CROWN will be interested in the photographs and names of individuals whom Croatians decided to honor with the names of streets and squares in their towns.

I leave it up to readers and their imaginations to decide whether the choice of names was wise and just with regard to the debt that was due to history., Were various individuals honored properly? The defenders of Vukovar and other battles, poets and writers, artists, scholars, statesmen, the great men and women who represented the spirit of Europe and cosmopolitanism, the altruists, do-gooders, activists, saints, dreamers and peacemakers.

Of course, the names of streets and squares do not represent only individuals. They also honor historical events (lofty and tragic), rivers, winds, the various ends of the Earth, battles, human and political virtues (freedom, republicanism, justice, freedom), everyday life (workers, the captains of industry), God's creatures (birds, flowers, forests, fields), heroic epics and myths, etc.


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