Historie sběratelství antických památek v českých zemích / A History of Antiquities Collecting in the Czech Lands
Author(s): Marie Dufková, Iva Ondřejová (eds.)
Publisher: Charles University, National Museum
Type of publication: Monograph
Place of publication: Prague
Number of pages: 183
Citation: DUFKOVÁ, Marie a ONDŘEJOVÁ, Iva. Historie sběratelství antických památek v českých zemích / A History of Antiquities Collecting in the Czech Lands. Vydání první. Prague: Charles University, National Museum, 2006. 183 stran. ISBN 80-7036-216-2.
The main subject of this publication is the collecting of items from classical antiquity in the Czech lands, viewed within the framework of cultural and social development in both the Czech lands and Europe from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. This is the first comprehensive publication devoted to this issue. Given the increased interest in the European tradition and the way in which various cultural spheres influenced each other in the history of European and world culture, the subject is a highly topical one. The publication tracen the development of interest in the classical heritage in the Czech lands, with reference to collecting activity and the impact it had on Czech cultural history, in relation to the way in which the ancient world was perceived in the rest of Europe. It is designed not only for specialists, but for a more general readership.