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bishop of Olomouc Henry Zdík

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(r. 1126–50)

A prominent personality of the church and of political life in Bohemia and Moravia. He studied in western schools and was influenced by the reform movement. In his ...

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Bohemia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A region forming the western part of the Czech Republic, originally a Slavic kingdom, later subject to Austrian rule.

In Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (1610–11), Perdita is...

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Brno

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Leading administrative and trading centre of Great Moravia. It arose on the muddy (Old Slavic, brn) banks of the Svratka (Schwarzach) river by the mid 10th century. By the late ...

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George of Poděbrady

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1420–71),

King of Bohemia, was born into a noble family in Poděbrady (east of Prague). He became leader of the Utraquist party and in 1448 captured Prague. He ruled Bohemia ...

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Great Moravia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The first lasting Slavic state in central Europe (9th–10th century), probably in the region of present-day Moravia (Czech Republic) and western Slovakia. The adjective megalē (‘great’)...

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liturgical manuscripts in central/eastern Europe

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Capital cities, cathedral chapters, and episcopal and archiepiscopal sees all contributed significant sources to this category of documentation, in contrast to western Europe where monastic...

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Mikulčice and related sites

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

*Great Moravia in its heyday had several power and cult centres mostly in southern and central Moravia, along the river Morava. The centres in Mikulčice, Staré Město, and Olomouc were ...

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Strahov

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(monastery) The principal Bohemian Premonstratensian monastery close to Prague Castle was founded in 1143–4 by Duke Vladislav II, his wife Gertrud, and Bishop Henry Zdík of Olomouc, and...

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Thurzo, Stanislav

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b ?Kraków, c. 1470; d Olomouc, 17 April 1540). Polish churchman and patron, active in Moravia. He was descended from a Hungarian family that had settled at Levoča, Slovakia, and then moved...

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