HIA108b History of the Early Modern Age in the Czech Lands

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Libor Jan, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 B1.41
Prerequisites (in Czech)
HIA107 Introd.to Early Modern Age
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 9/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students shall 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 Bohemian lands and compare them with a situation in other central-european countries; conceive the crucial events and transformations of the society in the early modern lands of the Bohemian Crown.
  • Introduction, periodization.
  • Estates, estate political system, authentication of the Bohemian estates (The Electoral capitulation of Sigismund of Luxembourg).
  • Nobility and (royal) towns (The St. Wenceslas agreement).
  • Accession of the Habsburgs to the Bohemian throne (The Coronation act of Ferdinandus I.).
  • Religious and confessional conditions in the Bohemian 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). Praha: Academia, 1994. 230 stran. 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
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussions in lessons, group projects, homeworks, work with original sources.
Assessment methods
Written test combining the topics of lectures as well as of the recommended literature.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Ke zkoušce nutno absolvovat kurs českých dějin r. novověku a podle výběru 1 ze 2 kursů obecných dějin r. novověku (východ., západ. Evropy) + výběrový kurz z dějin raného novověku.
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