The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.
Chapter 11: The Czech Family
The Czech Family
The Czech Republic is a small European nation of about 10 million people with a long history of statehood. The natural demarcation of the state's borders by a line of mountain ranges explains why it is among the states with the historically oldest borders on the continent. Because of its central geographical position, the basin of the Czech Kingdom was the battleground for many European wars, including religious conflicts during the disintegration of medieval Europe. Imperial alliances never moved the borders of the Czech Kingdom, but repeatedly annexed the state as a whole; the Czech state was much too small to be partitioned like Poland.
History and Development of the Czech Family
The Catholicization of the Czech Family
Two foreign annexations were ...