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Czeskie i czechosłowackie encyklopedie uniwersalne z lat 1918–1945
Czech and Czechoslovak universal encyclopaedias from 1918–1945

Author(s): Dariusz Tkaczewski
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Czech Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: lexicography; encyclopaedic studies; Czech scientific dictionaries & encyclopaedias

Summary/Abstract: The intellectual and civilizational achievements of the Czech National Revival in the nineteenth century produced many outstanding reference works (e.g. Riegrùv slovník nauèný and Ottùv slovník nauèný). Today these dictionaries are a rich and valuable source of general knowledge, as well as an „invaluable chronicle”– a document of that era. Between 1918 and 1945 a few interesting and significant lexicons (universal encyclopaedias) appeared on the Czechoslovak book market, including the continuation of the Jan Ottoproject (Ottùv slovník nauèný nové doby. Dodatky). In this article the author reviews the Czech and Czechoslovak reference works from this period and describes them in a general manner, paying attention tothe historical context of their creation and their specific features and qualities.

  • Issue Year: 20/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 75-86
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish