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Encyclopedia > Czech Lands
Bohemia, Moravia, Austrian Silesia - 1892, then part of Austria-Hungary
Bohemia, Moravia, Austrian Silesia - 1892, then part of Austria-Hungary
Bohemia and Moravia-Silesia within Czechoslovakia in 1928
Bohemia and Moravia-Silesia within Czechoslovakia in 1928

The "Czech lands" (Czech: České země) is an auxiliary term used mainly to describe the combination of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia. Today, those three historic provinces compose the Czech Republic. The Czech lands have been settled by Slavic people since the fifth century. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2537x1906, 2339 KB) Description: Historical map of Bohemia (Bohemia proper - pink, Moravia - yellow, Austrian/Bohemian Silesia - orange) Source: German Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 1892 Author: Photo made by User:SebastianBreier License: Public Domain, because copyright expired File links The following pages link... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2537x1906, 2339 KB) Description: Historical map of Bohemia (Bohemia proper - pink, Moravia - yellow, Austrian/Bohemian Silesia - orange) Source: German Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 1892 Author: Photo made by User:SebastianBreier License: Public Domain, because copyright expired File links The following pages link... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1100x497, 89 KB)Map of Czechoslovakia (self made) Note: The provinces shown on the map were introduced by Act No. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1100x497, 89 KB)Map of Czechoslovakia (self made) Note: The provinces shown on the map were introduced by Act No. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Flag of Moravia Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava; German: ; Hungarian: ; Polish: ) is a historical region in the east of the Czech RepublicCzechia. ... ...


The term "Czech lands" has been used to describe different things by different people. Some sources use the term to mean any territory under the Bohemian (or "Czech") crown. This would include territories like Lusatia and Brandenburg (now in Germany) and the balance of Silesia, all of which were ruled from Prague at one time. Most Czech historical texts use the term in this manner when discussing the Middle Ages. Other sources use the term to refer only to the core Czech areas of Bohemia, Moravia and the former Austrian Silesia. For many topics, a distinction between the two definitions is not necessary, as the Czech lands have been more-or-less co-extensive with the modern-day Czech Republic since the eighteenth century.[citation needed] The Lands of the Czech /Bohemian/ Crown (Czech zemÄ› Koruny české, Latin Corona regni Bohemiae) (e. ... Lusatia (German Lausitz, Upper Sorbian Łužica, Lower Sorbian Łužyca, Polish Łużyce, Czech Lužice) is a historical region between the Bóbr and Kwisa rivers and the Elbe river in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg, south-western Poland (Lower Silesian Voivodeship) and the northern...   (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Latin: ; Polish: ; Silesian: Åšlónsk) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


Alternate names

The non-auxiliary term (i.e. the term used in official Czech geographical terminology lists) for the "Czech" part of the Czech lands (i.e. Bohemia, Moravia, Czech Silesia) is Czechia (in Czech: Česko). Today, it is also the official short form for the "Czech Republic". The term Česko is documented as early as in 1777. Česko and its foreign equivalents are also the terms officially preferred by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1993. However, the term Czechia has not caught on among English speakers. The officially preferred Czech-language short form name of the country, Česko, has likewise run into temporary resistance from Czech speakers but has more recently caught on with many natives. More than a decade after the split of Czechoslovakia into Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the latter continues to be known by several competing names in English and Czech. ... Czech (čeÅ¡tina []) is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian (Kashubian), and Lusatian Sorbian. ...


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Czech lands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
The Czech lands (in Czech: české země) is an auxiliary term used mainly for Bohemia + Moravia + Czech Silesia, today identical with the Czech Republic.
The term "Czech lands" is used especially for the period till 1969 (when the entity and term Czech Socialist Republic arose), but also afterwards.
Czech lands was used especially in the past (before 1992), when the (almost) alternative term Czechia was used rarely (in Czech it was codified in 1777, but was rarely used both in the Czech and in the English language), so that it was impossible to describe the main and secondary Czech territory by one word.
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