History and Basic Facts of the Czech Republic

Studijní plán: Erasmus - Finance a řízení - příjezd na krátkodobý studijní pobyt

PředmětHistory and Basic Facts of the Czech Republic (HBCZ-2)
GarantujeKatedra cestovního ruchu (KCR)
GarantMgr. Jaroslava Mallinu, Ph.D.
Počet kreditů2
Prezenční studium
Cvičení2 h
Kombinované studium
DotacePředmět je v kombinované formě studia vyučován formou konzultací.
Studijní plán Typ Sem. Kred. Ukon.
V 2 kr. ZA
Erasmus - Cestovní ruch - příjezd na krátkodobý studijní pobyt PV 1 2 kr. KZ
Erasmus - Finance a řízení - příjezd na krátkodobý studijní pobyt PV 1 2 kr. KZ


  • 1. The Czech Republic – introduction, literature, basic terms
  • 2. History and Basic Facts about the Czech Republic – first settlers, origin, way of life, archaeological findings
  • 3. Premyslid and Luxemburg dynasty, significant personalities, way of life
  • 4. Gothic architecture, historical sights, culture and political situation
  • 5. The era of Catholic reformation, the Hussite rebellions
  • 6. The Habsburg dynasty, political situation, important personalities and events till the 19th century
  • 7. Renaissance and Baroque architecture, way of life, fashion, culture
  • 8. Political situation at the end of Austria-Hungary Empire in 1918, First World War, establishing of new countries
  • 9. Situation in the Czech Republic during 1918 – 2019 – important events and personalities
  • 10. Basic geographical information – landscape, mineral resources, natural wealth and its significance for tourism

Doporučená literatura

  • Toušek,V. and others: Czech Republic – Portraits of Regions, Ministry for Regional Development, Prague 2005. ISBN 80-239-6346-5
  • Dvořák, P.: Czech Republic – Castles and Chateaux -Hist. Towns, Culture and Nature České Budějovice 2002
  • Hrubeš J., Hrubešová, E.: Foreigners in Prague, Orion, Prague 2007
  • Okey, Robin: The Habsburg Monarchy c. 1765 - 1918. From Enlightenment to Eclipse, London 2001
  • T. G. Masaryk 1850 - 1937. I. Thinker and Politician. Ed. by Stanley B. Winters. II. Thinker and Critic. Ed. by Harry Hanak, London 1990
  • Agnew, Hugh LeCaine (2004). The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. ISBN 0-8179-4492-3.


The aim of the course is to give the student an overview not only about the history of the Czech lands, important personalities and cultural monuments, but also about contemporary life in the Czech Republic. After a brief introduction into the history of the country, the focus moves to particular important developmental stages of the state, from the Great Moravian Empire, government of Premyslids and government of other dynasties, including the events which influenced the development up to the creation of the first Republic. Following the period of the second Republic, the Second World War and post-war development. Essential part will be also concentrated on events of 1968 and 1989, and the circumstances connected with the formation of the independent Czech Republic.

Knowledge: Student can describe various historical stages and significant events. He is also able to provide information about cultural and historical attractions and important personalities.

Skills: Student can choose from any historical period and explain the causes and consequences of key events which influenced the development of the Czech lands. He is able to put into the context cultural and political life, including significant personalities who realized themselves in both spheres.

General eligibilities: Student is knowledgeable in the broder context of historical events and social life of developmental stages.

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