Czech journey to modern Greece

Authors

LOUDOVÁ Kateřina

Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Hellenic Dimension : Materials of the Riga 3rd International Conference of Hellenic Studies.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords travelogues; Modern Greek; Czech national revival; Fallmerayer’s theory; František Vymazal (1841–1917)
Description The Czech public did not have the first opportunity to get to know "modern-time" Greece until the 2nd half of the 19th century and did so when classical philologists made their study trips to Greece. The form of the Modern Greek language inspired them to publish occasional comments in their travelogues and also a few essays dedicated in particular to the Modern Greek language. Their "classical-philological" view of the Modern Greek language, influenced simultaneously by the nationalism of the Czech national revival, provides an interesting evidence of primary interest in the Modern Greek language in the Czech scholarly community.
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