A discovery confirming the facts about the Croatian origin of the word “tie”
Prof. Marijan Busic, a passionate promoter of the tie as a media and researcher of the history of its development, has found new facts that confirm the Croatian origin of this unique world symbol. On the historical map of the Habsburg Monarchy from 1697, one area of Slavonski Brod, today’s center of the city – Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Square and its surroundings, was named in German by the name “Cravatten Statt”. This historical fact, so far known only to a narrow circle of specialist specialists, is presented and interpreted by the initiative of the non-profit institution Academia Cravatica for the general public.
The original of the map, made by Dutch military topographer Nikola Sparr de Bensdorf, is kept in the Vienna War Archive. The map notes the deployment of the Habsburg Monarchy’s military forces towards the Ottoman Empire from October 10 to October 12, 1697 in the Anti-Turkish War. This old German name for a Croatian city is once again enlightening and deepening the knowledge of the fact that the name “tie”, which came from almost all European languages from the French word “cravate”, originated from the ethnic name “Croat (s)”. As a tie, a universal symbol of civilization, this rediscovery and appreciation of the meaning of the Cravatten Statt toponym is one of the important European and world insights.
The historical and etymological connections of the name “tie” and “Cravatten Statt” at the press conference were clarified by Academician Petar Simunovic, secretary of the Department of Philological Sciences at HAZU, pointing out the connections of the ethnic name of the Croats with the toponym “Cravatten Statt” and other well-known international terms. have the word “Croat (s)”. Director of Academia Cravatica, prof. Marijan Busic emphasized the importance of constantly emphasizing the connection between the Croats and the tie and the popularization of the tie as a world symbol.Prof. Nicholas Albaneze, curator of the Museum of Tie Founding, said that the toponym “Cravatten Statt” and the initiative to associate the origin of his name with the name of the Croats is a true example of an active interpretation of scientific facts and their incorporation into real life. The press conference was attended by the President of the County Assembly of Brod-Posavina County, Mrs. Ružica Vidaković, who expressed her satisfaction that the tie as an internationally accepted symbol of Croatian identity has links to the history of Slavonski Brod. Director of the State Archives in Slavonski Brod prof. Ivan Medved, expressed his support for all forms of promoting the tie at the world level.
The Academia Cravatica Institution and the Tie Museum in its foundation will propose to the City of Slavonski Brod that a permanent replica of this historic map be erected in the center of the city, which will meaningfully connect with the tie, a symbol of modern civilization. With this new interpretation – which enables history to be actualized and is no longer just the past but also an enlightened part of our modernity – this historical fact is given a new, contemporary context, a new meaning and message, and is a true example of museology outside the museum.