Word Art, or a Collection of Examples with a Short Treatise on Style

By order of the court commission of 1816, grammar school students in Czech-speaking or linguistically diverse areas were to be provided with instruction in their mother tongue. Jungmann was therefore invited to compile a collection of Czech literary texts, which he supplemented with an explanation of style. In the second edition, he publicly formulated his national and linguistic programme: “We will remain a Czech nation as long as we maintain the accuracy and purity of the Czech language.”

Subject: Prague of the National Revival
Author: Jungmann, Josef
Title: Word Art, or a Collection of Examples with a Short Treatise on Style
Date: 1820
Place of publication: Praha
Publisher: Knížecí arcibiskupská knihtiskárna
Origin: acquired in 1955
Licence: Free license

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