Matice česká

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Map of Balkans by Pavel Josef Šafařík published by Matice česká

Matice česká was a Czech publishing house and cultural institution, similar to other Slavic Matice institutions. It was an important milestone in Czech National Revival.[1]

It was established by František Palacký in 1831 at the National Museum and played an important role in preservation of the Czech language.[2]

Counterparts of Matice česká (Bohemia) in other Czech lands were Matice moravská (Moravia) and Matice slezská (Austrian Silesia).


  1. ^ History of Matice česká
  2. ^ Matice česká webpage at the National Museum website