File Žába - Černý MSS 21.167-9, 1992-2031 - Žába, Zbyněk - correspondence

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Žába - Černý MSS 21.167-9, 1992-2031


Žába, Zbyněk - correspondence


  • 1946-1951 (Creation)

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0.5 cm, 42 letters

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42 letters from Žába.
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  • Žába's studies in Prague and his dissertation on Ptahhotep (later published as, Žába, Z., Les maximes de Ptaḥḥotep (1956) (OEB 5487))
    -Žába's plans to visit Oxford and study with B. Gunn
    -book exchange and purchases
    -the situation of the Egyptological seminar in Prague
    -Egyptian collections in Czechoslovakia
    -post-war Britain and Czechoslovakia
    -personal matters
    -the move of Černý's library to London

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  • Czech

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Zaba papers in the Archive of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.

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The rest of the Žába/Černý correspondence created between the 1950s and 1970 was returned to Žába and later donated by his family to the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Prague. The letters concern the establishment of the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology in the 1950s, Žába's sojourns in Egypt, expeditions to Abusir and Nubia, and plans for Černý's visit to Czechoslovakia (1967).

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