Czech National Humanism

Pages 35-40
Keywords Czech Humanism – Utraquism – Czech Historiography
Citation NEŠKUDLA, Bořek . Czech National Humanism. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 57(3), 35-40. ISSN 0036-5351. Also available from:
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2012/57/3

The paper focuses the problem of adoption of humanism and classic antiquity in Czech society after the Hussite revolution. The Czech milieu featured specific social and cultural background. The society was divided by religous confessions and very suspicious to foreign influences. Therefore the adoption of humanism was difficult. The opinions on this problem differ. Some scholars say that there was the particular Czech national humanism, on the other hand we have the opinions, that there were no humanism in Bohemia at all. We will sumarize the opinions in this topic and we will try to set the „Czech national humanism“ in the contemporary context.

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