The Context of the Perception of Czech Culture in France at the Beginning of the 20th Century

Pages 9–14
Keywords Czech–French relations – cultural mediators – Edvard Beneš – Hanuš Jelínek
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2016/61/1-2

One of the central issues related to the theme of the perception of Czech culture during this period concerns culture that is not supported by the state. What driving forces were used during the absence of the state institutions that play the main role in the process of the projection of culture into a foreign space (the role performed after 1918 by the Third Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)? What networks were established? With what effect? The article outlines the French–Czech situation, mainly by means of the information that penetrated from the Czech milieu to France in publications of the time. At the end, it indicates the changes that were brought in this connection by the creation of Czechoslovakia.

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