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In the 9th C., when reached by Byz. missionaries, Czechia was a vassal state of Great Moravia. According to legend, Methodios converted Borivoj of Prague and his wife Ludmila. After ... ...

Czechia

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
311 words

... . In the 9th C., when reached by Byz. missionaries, Czechia was a vassal state of Great Moravia . According to legend, Methodios converted Borivoj of Prague and his wife Ludmila. After the Hungarian invasion and collapse of Moravia (ca. 906 ) two independent princedoms emerged: one under the Přemyslid dynasty of Prague and another (until 991 ) under the Slavnik dynasty of Libica. Constantine VII seems to have had some information about Czechia: his “White Serbloi” who lived beyond “Turkey” in a place called Boiki (or Boimi?— De adm. imp . 32.2–4)...

Czechia

Czechia  

In the 9th C., when reached by Byz. missionaries, Czechia was a vassal state of Great Moravia. According to legend, Methodios converted Borivoj of Prague and his wife Ludmila. After ...
Czech Republic, The

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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2018

...some prefer the term ‘The Czech Lands’. As soon as German troops had invaded the Czech Lands in March 1939 Hitler renamed them the Reich Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and this name endured until 1945 . In 2016 the government of the Czech Republic approved the use of Czechia as the English-language short-form name for the country, although it is only used usually in informal contexts. In Czech it is...

Preussler, Otfried

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
510 words

...least two of them, Die kleine Hexe ( 1957 ; English trans., The Little Witch , 1961 ) and Krabat ( 1971 ; English trans., The Satanic Mill , 1972 ), now belong to the classics of the international children's literature. Preussler grew up in Reichenberg (now Liberec) in Czechia. He describes himself as a storyteller developing his skill through his father, who always collected fairy tales while hiking through the Ore Mountains. The son re-created the art of storytelling as a literary form suitable for children. In Preussler's view, adult problems, love...

Czech Republic

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
655 words
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...government resigned in early 2018. Shortly after, the increasingly populist Zeman was re-elected president and encouraged Babiš to form a new administration, again appointing him as Prime Minister in June 2018. A 2016 government proposal to change the country’s English name to Czechia has gained little support. http://www.czech.cz/en Government of Czech Republic official site http://praguemonitor.com Prague Monitor , English-language online news site...

Czech Republic

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,342 words
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...by mountains. Beyond the mountains to the east lies the second main area, the Moravia Valley centred on Brno, whose eastern boundary is formed by the Carpathian Mountains that separate the country from Slovakia. A 2016 government proposal to change the country’s English name to Czechia has gained little support. The people Ethnically the population is fairly homogenous. But throughout the country there are also small numbers of Slovaks, who moved here when the country was part of Czechoslovakia, and also some Roma, or gypsies, whose lifestyle exposes them to both...

CIE

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
8 words

... [Airline] Czech Government Flying Service = ...

Poland

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
294 words

...Πόλτζα, Πολανία). Traces of Byz. contact with Poland date from the 10th C. in finds of Byz. coins and perhaps in references by Constantine VII to the Lenzanenoi and to the unbaptized Litzike on the Visla ( De adm. imp . 9.10, 33.19). Mieszko received Christianity from Czechia in 966 (see also Polish Literature ) . His son Boleslav I (ca. 995–1025 ) was made patrikios and possibly caesar by Otto III , and in 1018 he briefly occupied Kiev . Boleslav IV ( 1146–73 ), “king of the Lechoi, a tribe of Scythians” ( Kinn . 84.12–13) participated...

Pannonhalma Abbey

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2013

... by Prince Géza ( reg 972–97 ) and finished under his son King Stephen I ( reg 997–1038 ). In the interpolated 12th-century copy of the founding charter dating to 1002 he accorded the privileges of Montecassino to the abbey. The first monks arrived from Italy, Bavaria, and Czechia, and were related to St Adalbert ( d 997 ). The church was reconsecrated in 1137 following the reconstruction of the roof after its destruction in a fire. Another and later fire led to it being rebuilt by 1224 under Abbot Uros ( reg 1207–42 ). The monastery successfully...

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