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Tři studie o trestním právu v českých zemích v 17. a v první polovině 18. století

Malý, Karel

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Criminal law is not just a set of regulations defining what is a crime and what punishment offenders should receive. The Criminal Code also...

Alma mater Pragensis

Šmahel, František

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The earliest history of Charles University forms a significant part of the medieval university education system and its importance...

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Duverger, Maurice

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This book, Les partis politiques, written in 1951 by Maurice Duverger, one of the most important scholars of French political science and...


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Most do budoucnosti

Spurný, Matěj

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In the 1960s and 70s one of the most historically valuable cities in northern Bohemia had to give way to surface coal mining. The new city...

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Alma mater Pragensis

Šmahel, František

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The earliest history of Charles University forms a significant part of the medieval university education system and its importance...

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Língua Portuguesa na Europa Central: estudos e perspetivas

de Sousa Coelho Ramos, Joaquim José - Grauová, Šárka - Jindrová, Jaroslava

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This publication includes a collection of papers written by foreign scholars working in the field of Portuguese philology, culture and...

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Jazyk v kontextu kultury

Bartmiński, Jerzy

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Jerzy Bartmiński (1939) is one of the most important Polish and European linguists, prominent figure in the field of modern...

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Fenomén: Polská literární reportáž

Benešová, Michala - Rusin Dybalska, Renata - Zakopalová, Lucie a kol.

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This collective monograph represents the first publication in the Czech Republic on the phenomenon of Polish reportage, especially literary...

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Ardžunova svatba

Kanwa, Mpu

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This ancient Javanese epic from the first half of the 11th century BCE was written by poet Mpu Kanwa, who was at the service of the...

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A presentation of Josef Jedlička’s Midway Upon the Journey of Our Life in London

This year’s London Book Fair also featured a presentation of Josef Jedlička’s Midway Upon the Journey of Our Life, the English translation of the Czech original entitled Kde život náš je v půli se svou poutí (Karolinum Press, 2016), held on April 14 in one of London’s largest bookstores, Waterstones Piccadilly. The presentation also included a discussion with American and British scholars.
The event was attended by the book’s translator Alex Zucker, as well as by Owen Hatherley, the author of the bestselling Landscapes of Communism, and Dr. Rajendra Chitnis (University of Bristol). The event was moderated by Jana Nahodilová (University of Bristol).
The subsequent one-hour discussion featured themes such as placing Jedlička’s work in the Central European context and the post-war avant-garde architecture that was an outcome of the 1950s communist experiments, which plays a crucial role in Jedlička’s novella. Questions often concerned the contemporary perception of Czech literature abroad as well as the translator’s work.
The book was published as part of the Modern Czech Classics series, which presents canonical works reflecting the modern history of Central Europe to foreign readers. The presentation was prepared in cooperation with the University of Chicago Press, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, a collective Czech stand at the book fair (Moravian Land Library), the Czech Center in London and Czech departments around Great Britain. The event was well attended, with people showing interest in and purchasing this little known Czech author’s book and other books published in the MCC series.

Video footage of the discussion will be soon available on YouTube (Karolinum Press channel).