PL EN


2009 | 95 | 3 | 351-364
Article title

Kulturní diplomacie mezi Československem a Francií v letech 1948–1968

Title variants
EN
THE CULTURAL DIPLOMACY BETWEEN CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND FRANCE IN 1948-1968
Languages of publication
CS
Abstracts
EN
After 1945, Czechoslovak-French relationships could have reassumed a long-lasting tradition, although France's participation in the Munich Conference damaged mutual relationships. The post-war reality and change of political system in Czechoslovakia after February 1948 gave the relationship an entirely new character. A general stagnation between 1948 and 1954, when Czechoslovakia disrupted official cultural collaboration with France, was succeeded with a brief revival of cultural and educational activities, which, however, froze again in 1959. A new impulse to improvement of relationships in all spheres came in the mid-60s, when France solved its complicated internal political situation and changed its foreign policy. This resulted in normalising cultural relations and signing several official agreements, i.e. a cultural protocol of 1964 and cultural agreements signed in October 1967, which formed a framework for mutual cultural and educational collaboration. The promising improvement of Czechoslovak-French contacts was severed by military occupation of Czechoslovakia in October 1968, which was followed by a new downfall. The air of fear, which dominated the Czechoslovak society, forbade restoration of openness and mutuality, which had existed in Czechoslovak-French relations since the second half of the 60s.
Contributors
  • Ludmila Motejlkova, Ustav ceskych dejin, Filozoficka fakulta UK, nam. J. Palacha 2, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA065716
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.497251fe-8be5-3d07-b320-02330d7bbf78
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.