Geografie 1998, 103, 46-50

Central Europeans and Latin America in the 16th - 19th Centuries

Josef Opatrný

Středisko ibero-amerických studií, Hybernská 3, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

The article gives a historical overview of Czech travellers to Latin America. The history of Czech interests in this region is outlined. The author focuses on the period between 1506 (when the first Czech-written information on the American continent was probably published) and the end of the 19th century. Contacts between Central Europe and Latin America entered a new period at the beginning of the 20th century. While in between the 16th - 19th centuries contacts between Bohemia and Latin America were mostly realized by individuals and small groups, since 1900 Latin America has become an integral part of the Czech society.


Příspěvek je výstupem výzkumného projektu Grantové agentury ČR č. 404/95/0195.