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La réception de la Révolution française dans la pensée tcheque

Title in English The Reflection of the Great French Revolution in Czech Thought


Year of publication 2013
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The Great French Revolution received mixed reactions in Czech intellectual circles of the 19th and 20th centuries. On the one hand, a number of scholars rejected the revolution and its effects. Some objected to it in the context of the enlightenment reforms of Joseph II and the Czech national enlightenment of the turn of 18th and 19th centuries. Others rejected the violence of the revolution. On the other hand, French Revolution contributed to the adoption of democratic ideals of freedom and equality in Czech thought. Both tendencies are illustrated by the ideas of Josef Jungmann, Bernard Bolzano, František Palacký, T. G. Masaryk, Jan Patočka and other intellectuals.
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