This paper analyses the changing representations of Montenegro and its political scene on the pages of the Slovansky prehled (The Slavonic Review), a Czech monthly magazine before the First World War. Before 1905, the paper presented a traditionalist, romantic vision of Montenegro as a poor but happy land of heroic Slavic warriors, personified in the fatherly figure of its ruler, Prince Nikola. After the first Montenegrin constitution introduced parliamentarian regime in 1905, the new political tensions were reflected in an increasingly critical coverage of that country and especially Prince Nikola, whose autocratic rule was presented as an obstacle on the road to democracy after 1906-1907.
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