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32302Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Frantisek Palacky

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  • Nemam Meno
    Oct 11, 2011
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      .. you missed the point... it's not about finding FP's gymanzium; rather that it was the first one named after him with the strongest Catholic community and an extensive library on him.... your Masaryk comment is nothing but a faulty analogy.. quite frequently found in the U.S. community

      --- On Tue, 10/11/11, Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...> wrote:

      From: Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...>
      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Frantisek Palacky
      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 3:48 AM
















       









      Probably true that the Magyars did not name him "Frantisek," but finding the Gymnazium Frantiska Palackeho does not make him any more Slovak than finding "Aviende Presidente Masaryk" make Tomas Masaryk a Mexican.  



      My thanks to Martin for the leads, and the book on Google.  I am making great headway into this semester; but I am ready for a break, methinks. :-)  Oh, what I would not give for a better Czech and Slovak library nearby!

      Ben 



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      From: Nemam Meno <menonemam@...>

      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com

      Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 11:21 AM

      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Frantisek Palacky



       

      Frantisek Palacky was not Slovak?  Since he pretty much died 45 years before the first Czechoslovak republic was established, you can hardly call him by his citizenship. I am sure, however, that the Magyars did not name him "Frantisek."



      If you want to know anything about him, all you have to do is contact nuns at the Gymnazium Frantiska Palackeho in Bratislava - you will be surprised by your "non-Slovak" comment.



      Ta-ta, F



      --- On Mon, 10/10/11, Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...> wrote:



      From: Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...>

      Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Frantisek Palacky

      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>

      Date: Monday, October 10, 2011, 2:24 PM



       



      Thank you very much, Martin!



      I am startled by how little is available on Charles IV.  I have his autobiography, and another work on his travels to France (in Czech), but aside from some encyclopedic entries and a disparaging blurb by Edward Gibbon, there really is not much on this guy that I am finding.  Even JSTOR is about dry... So much for the author of the Golden Bull and the "Father of the Czech Lands!" Karelstein is a nice castle, and there are some nice statues of him.  St. Vitus Cathedral is also a good memorial to that man, but somewhere you would think that SOMETHING more would be written about him!



      Ben



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      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Frantisek Palacky



       



      > I know that Frantisek Palacky is not Slovak



      He spent a lot of his formative years in Slovakia, from around the age of 10 till 24. He graduated from the Lutheran college in Bratislava.



      > Charles IV, I am betting his work will be very helpful



      I wouldn't hold my breath given the difference between what's known about history today and what they knew then, but here it is:



      <http://tinyurl.com/3pt3q3u>



      Martin



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