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The Resource Hastening toward Prague : power and society in the medieval Czech lands, Lisa Wolverton

Hastening toward Prague : power and society in the medieval Czech lands, Lisa Wolverton

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Hastening toward Prague : power and society in the medieval Czech lands
Title
Hastening toward Prague
Title remainder
power and society in the medieval Czech lands
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wolverton
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive study in English of Czech society and politics in the High Middle Ages. It paints a vivid portrait of a flourishing Christian community in the decades between 1050 and 1200. Bohemia's social and political landscape remained remarkably cohesive, centered on a throne in Prague, the Premyslid duke who occupied it, a society of property-owning freemen, and the ascendant Catholic church. In decades fraught with political violence, these provided a focal point for Czech identity and political order. In this, the Czechs' heavenly patron, Saint Vaclav, and the German emperor beyond their borders too had a role to play. An impressive, systematic dissection of a medieval polity, Hastening Toward Prague is based on a close rereading of written and material artifacts from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Arguing against a view that puts state or nation formation at heart, Wolverton examines interactions among dukes, emperors, freemen, and the church on their own terms, asking what powers the dukes of Bohemia possessed and how they were exercised within a broader political community. Evaluating not only the foundations and practice of ducal lordship but also the form and progress of resistance to it, she argues in particular that violence was not a sign of political instability but should be interpreted as reflecting a dynamic economy of checks and balances in a fluid, mature political system. This also reveals the values and strategies that sustained the Czech Lands as a community. The study honors the complexity and dynamism of the medieval exercise of power
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Wolverton, Lisa
Dewey number
943.71/6223
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DB2082.5
LC item number
.W65 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wolverton, Lisa
Series statement
Middle Ages series
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  • Přemyslid dynasty
  • Cosmas
  • Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Cosmas
  • Přemyslid dynasty
  • HISTORY
  • Kings and rulers
  • Politics and government
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Czech Republic
  • Politieke situatie
  • Macht
  • Middeleeuwen
  • Bohemen
Label
Hastening toward Prague : power and society in the medieval Czech lands, Lisa Wolverton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Notre Dame, 1996, originally entitled: In manu sancti Wenceslai
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-398) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The structure of power -- pt. II. Dynamics and strategies
Control code
51478995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (406 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812204223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812204223
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35drbh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51478995
Label
Hastening toward Prague : power and society in the medieval Czech lands, Lisa Wolverton
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Notre Dame, 1996, originally entitled: In manu sancti Wenceslai
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-398) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The structure of power -- pt. II. Dynamics and strategies
Control code
51478995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (406 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812204223
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812204223
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35drbh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51478995

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