Summary

Čeněk Zíbrt and Cultural History

The core of the publication Čeněk Zíbrt and Cultural History is formed by studies connected with a research symposium bearing the same name, which took place on 25 - 26 May 2002 in Kostelec nad Vltavou. The aim was to introduce the subject in question to the fullest possible extent and in the widest possible context of cultural history links. Thus, the publication includes two requested interpretation commentaries, an ethnographic one (The Czech Ethnographic Movement towards the End of the 19th Century and Čeněk Zíbrt) and a cultural one (The Term "Culture" as a Tool for the Investigation of Cultural History), plus two outlines of foreign collections dedicated to cultural history (American View of the History of Culture; Cultural History and Its Status within the Present French Historical Science). We would like to thank the Literary Archive within the Monument of National Literature and the Museum of Milevsko for the provision of supplements, which put the finishing touches to the authors' intent.

The symposium Čeněk Zíbrt and Cultural History was part of the first annual of celebrations of cultural history named after the most significant native of Kostelec "Zíbrt's Kostelec". The initial annual (the following annuals of Zíbrt's Kostelec will be held always during the last weekend in May) was ceremonial. Since we wanted to preserve the atmosphere, the publication includes also the introduction speeches (by RNDr. Jan Zahradník, Governor of South Bohemia, and Karel Schwarzenberg) and a sermon by Mgr. Martin Zeman.

In the book, the contributions are arranged in two units by subjects: Zíbrt - the life, work, and spheres of impact; cultural history in the worldwide context - a genesis and current state of the investigation. Information about Zíbrt's archive resources, which has a form of a Baroque sermon and is preceded by the final genuine sermon, concludes the research part.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction Speech by RNDr. Jan Zahradník, Governor of South Bohemia p. 5
Introduction Speech by Karel Schwarzenberg p. 8
The Life of Čeněk Zíbrt (D. Blümlová - J. Blüml) p. 9
Čeněk Zíbrt as the Director of the National Museum Library (M. Ryantová) p. 41
Zíbrt's Lectures on Cultural History at the Prague University (J. Blüml) p. 62
Čeněk Zíbrt and Czech Research Associations (H. Kábová) p. 90
Poland and Galicia in the Life and Work of Čeněk Zíbrt (M. Ďurčanský - P. Kodera) p. 133
Czech Ethnographic Movement towards the End of the 19th Century (S. Brouček) p. 186
The Term "Culture" as a Tool for the Investigation of Cultural History (V. Soukup) p. 212
Ernst Bernheim in the Context of German and Czech Cultural History (B. Jiroušek) p. 233
N.I. Karieyev and His Contemplations about History (D. Blümlová) p. 253
Benedetto Croce and His Concept of History (F. De Caprio Motta) p. 272
American View of the History of Culture (P. Justin) p. 286
Cultural History and Its Status within the Present French Historical Science or (Old)New Songs of Sweet France (L. Liška) p. 296
A Rather Distorted Report on the Written Legacy of Čeněk Zíbrt (M. Sládek) p. 313
Sermon by Mgr. M. Zeman p. 320
Editorial note p. 324
List of Authors