Twenty Years After the Invasion of Czechoslovakia

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Letter From Paris

Emperor Charles IV (1316-1378), who made Prague the capital of the Holy Roman Empire long before the Habsburgs of Austria annexed that imperial title for themselves, was a partly Czech, French-educated polyglot, as well as the scion of a Germanic family from Luxembourg, and his ascendancy offers further proof of the extent to which Prague was and has always been a Central rather than an Eastern European city.

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