PV1A128b History of the Early Modern Age in the Czech Lands

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PV1A128b/01: Tue 12:00–13:40 L31, B. Chocholáč
PV1A128b/02: Tue 8:00–9:40 C11, T. Malý
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The purpose is to interpret crucial moments, features and processes in the early modern history of Bohemian lands. This is achieved through analysis and interpretation of different types of documents from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Learning outcomes
Students shall be able to: 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).
    required literature
  • 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). Vydání 1. Praha: Academia, 1992. 342 stran. ISBN 8020003002. 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
    recommended literature
  • CATALANO, Alessandro. Zápas o svědomí. Kardinál Arnošt Vojtěch z Harrachu (1598-1667) a protireformace v Čechách. Boemia e la reconquista delle coscienze (Orig.). Transl.by Petr Maťa. Vyd. 1. Praha : NLN. 2008. 637 s.
  • 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
  • MACEK, Josef. Jagellonský věk v českých zemích (1471-1526). 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1994. 230 s. ISBN 8020003568. info
  • JANÁČEK, Josef. České dějiny : doba předbělohorská. Kniha I, 1526-1547. Díl II. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1984. 359 s., [8. 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. Colloquium
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět bude vypsán na podzim 2019 a pak až na podzim 2021.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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