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Italské aktivity na poli česko-italských meziválečných vzájemných vztahů
Italian Activities in the Field of Czech-Italian Interwar Relations

Author(s): Eva Skříčková
Subject(s): Czech Literature, Latvian Literature
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: History; Italy; Czechoslovakia; culture; relations; publishing; translations; promotion; literature; theatre; cultural figures

Summary/Abstract: The reviews, editorials, and short summaries that appear in archived Czech periodicals provide an abundant source of documentation on the propagation of Italian culture, as well as the Italian reception of Czech literature and culture, shedding light on a number of important figures and institutions that played a role in Czech-Italian cultural exchange. This study examines the mutual cultural relations that took place at the level of various institutions, including the organisation of numerous lectures and conferences, at which notable guests were invited to speak on (and promote) Italian culture and language. At its peak, this cultural exchange also included the founding of a library of Italian literary works and publication of various periodicals, as well as the participation of both Czech and Italian academics and intellectuals residing in Prague in the promotion of Italian culture.

  • Issue Year: 19/2022
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 86-102
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Czech