HIAK108b History of the Early Modern Age in the Czech Lands

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
7/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Libor Jan, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Hana Ambrožová
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Fri 22. 11. 9:00–12:40 B1.41, Fri 6. 12. 14:00–16:40 B1.41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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 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 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).
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)
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 7 hodin konzultací.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019.
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