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Geschichte von Böhmen

Geschichte von Böhmen

ISBN 9781108054966
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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A highly influential Czech historian and politician, František Palacký (1798-1876) became in 1825 the first editor of the journal of the Bohemian Museum, a key cultural institution in the development of Czech nationalism. He was actively involved in the nineteenth-century Czech national revival, helping also to found the Czech national theatre. Entering politics in 1848, he served as president of the Prague Slavic Congress, and later became a member of the Austrian senate as a supporter of greater Czech autonomy. In this extensive work, comprising ten separate parts - published in German between 1836 and 1867 - Palacký gives a detailed account of Bohemian history until 1526. It remains an important and ambitious feat of scholarship, still relevant to students of central European history. The first part of Volume 3 (1845) covers the years 1378-1419, the period of King Wenceslaus IV's reign, up to the outbreak of the Hussite Wars.

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