Anarchism in the Czech Republic

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Anarchism in the Czech Republic peaked in the early 20th century.

Precursors[edit]

Christian leader Petr Chelčický opposed the existence of states and Catholic nobility. As an early pacifist, he was a forerunner of Christian anarchism and an influence on Leo Tolstoy.[1] The Hussites, who advocated for no law besides that of God, too were essentially anarcho-communist in nature.[2]

20th century[edit]

Anarchists formed federations throughout the early 1900s.[3] By the mid-1920s, Czech anarchism had lost its momentum, owing to the influx of Russian authoritarian socialism.[4]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mareš, Miroslav. Extremismus v ČR: Anarchismus a autonomové. Národní ústav pro vzdělávání.
  • Mikolášová, Darina (2009). Anarchismus a kultura (Master's). Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.
  • Tomek, Václav (1996). Český anarchismus 1890-1925. Prague: Filosofia. ISBN 978-80-7007-080-2.
  • Tomek, Václav (2002). Český anarchismus a jeho publicistika 1880-1925. Prague: Filosofia. ISBN 978-80-7007-165-6.
  • Tomek, Václav; Slaálek, Ondej (2006). Anarchismus svoboda proti moci (in Czech). Praha: Vyehrad. ISBN 978-80-7021-781-8. OCLC 690414542.