HIA108b History of the Early Modern Age in the Czech Lands

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Malíř, CSc.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Hana Ambrožová
Timetable of Seminar Groups
HIA108b/A: Mon 11:40–13:15 zrusena A22 stara, B. Chocholáč
HIA108b/B: Tue 15:00–16:35 B21, T. Malý
Prerequisites (in Czech)
HIA107 Introd.to Early Modern Age
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students are supposed to be able: Analyse and explicate different types of early modern documents (agreements between estates and sovereign, coronation acts, annals etc.); set the documents into a historical context; understand archaic terms; characterize explored phenomenons within the region of the Czech lands and compare them with a situation in other central-european countries; conceive the crucial events and transformations of the society in early modern Czech lands.
  • Introduction, periodization.
  • Estates, estate political system, authentication of estates (The Electoral capitulation of Sigismund of Luxembourg).
  • Nobility and (royal) towns (The St. Wenceslas agreement).
  • Accession of the Habsburgs to the Czech throne (The Coronation act of Ferdinandus I.).
  • Religious and confessional conditions in the Czech lands (The Decrees of the Bohemian brothers).
  • Sovereign versus estates, critique of the reign, estate opposition (The Programme of the 1st estate revolt).
  • Confessionalisation, the conflict in the House of Habsburg (The Majesty of Rudolf II.).
  • Centralised state or confederation, catholic or reformed religion? (The Estates confederation act of 1619).
  • Catalano, Alessandro: Zápas o svědomí. Kardinál Arnošt Vojtěch z Harrachu (1598-1667) a protireformace v Čechách. Boemia e la riconquista delle coscienze (Orig.). Translated by Petr Maťa. Vyd. 1. Praha : Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2008. 637 s. ISBN 97
  • ENGLUND, Peter. Nepokojná léta : historie třicetileté války : Ofredsar : om den svenska stormaktstiden och en man i dess mitt (Orig.). Translated by Luděk Mandaus - Dagmar Hartlová. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000. 679 s. : i. ISBN 80-7106-355-X. info
  • MACEK, Josef. Jagellonský věk v českých zemích (1471-1526). Vydání 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 223 stran. ISBN 8020006990. info
  • MACEK, Josef. Jagellonský věk v českých zemích (1471-1526). 3, Města. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1998. 387 s. ISBN 80-200-0629-X. info
  • TAPIÉ, Victor Lucien. Marie Terezie a Evropa : od baroka k osvícenství. Translated by Karel Kubiš - Vlasta Kubišová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1997. 398 s. ISBN 8020406166. info
  • EVANS, Robert John Weston. Rudolf II. a jeho svět : myšlenky a kultura ve střední Evropě 1576-1612. Translated by Miloš Calda. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1997. 382 s. ISBN 8020405909. info
  • VÁLKA, Josef. Dějiny Moravy. Edited by Jaromír Kubíček. Vydání první. V Brně: Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost, 1996. 275 stran. ISBN 8085048620. info
  • MACEK, Josef. Jagellonský věk v českých zemích (1471-1526). 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1994. 230 s. ISBN 8020003568. info
  • MACEK, Josef. Jagellonský věk v českých zemích (1471-1526). Vydání 1. Praha: Academia, 1992. 342 stran. ISBN 8020003002. info
  • JANÁČEK, Josef. České dějiny : doba předbělohorská. Kniha I, 1526-1547. Díl II. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1984. 359 s., [8. info
  • JANÁČEK, Josef. České dějiny : doba předbělohorská. Kniha I, 1526-1547. Díl I. Vyd. 2. Praha: Academia, 1971. 281 s. : i. info
  • POLIŠENSKÝ, Josef. Třicetiletá válka a evropské krize 17. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Svoboda, 1970. 284 s., [4. info
Assessment methods
Lectures, discussions in lessons, group projects, homeworks, work with original sources. Conclusion: written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Ke zkoušce nutno absolvovat podle výběru 2 ze 3 kursů dějin raného novověku (východ., západ. Evropy, české země) + výběrový kurz z dějin raného novověku.
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