National Repository of Grey Literature 85 records found  1 - 10nextend  jump to record: Search took 0.00 seconds. 
Foreign policy of king Theoderic the Great: Presentation of his power and marriage polic
Mestek, Oto ; Drška, Václav (advisor) ; Picková, Dana (referee)
The Ostrogothic king Theodoric the Great, after years of struggle with other Gothic groups and Eastern Roman emperor Zeno in the Balkans, set out in 488 with his tribe to the west. There he defeated King Odoaecer and became ruler of Italy, where he founded the Ostrogothic kingdom and immediately became involved in the complicated relations between individual barbarian rulers of Western Europe. He had to clash with Vandals, Franks, Burgundians and Visigoths. Theodoric used his female relatives to make marriage alliances with neighboring kings to secure his position on the international scene. With the help of the "laws of the barbarians" and the official Ostrogothic correspondence written by Cassiodorus Senator we will focus on the various marriages organized by Theodoricc and how these marriages and other Theodoric's steps helped him to create his position among the other barbarian rulers.
History of Central Europe as Joint Region in the Long 10th Century
Izdný, Jakub ; Drška, Václav (advisor) ; Matla, Marzena (referee) ; Sommer, Petr (referee)
The thesis deals with the development of Central Europe in the period of the long 10th Century, trying to describe in general the change of that region in the given epoque. The comparison and interpolation of the phenomena such as the Christianisation, the emergence of the political and economic power and the general transformation of the society aims to define a new view of the whole problem. The preferred vision is the economic and political development of the elites, separated from the existing socio-political formations and constructing its own apparatus of power, that will only slowly and eventually confront and merge the pre-stat formation in the form of an Early Medieval Christian state.
Monsters in Medieval Imagination of British Isles
Roček, Martin ; Suchánek, Drahomír (advisor) ; Drška, Václav (referee)
(anglicky) The main question of this thesis is whether the Christian church used stories containing monster beings with the aim of converting the Anglo-Saxon society to the new faith. This question is looked at through interpretative and content analysis of several Old English texts from the Nowell Codex. These are: the heroic-elegiac poem Béowulf, the travelogue The Letter of Alexander to Aristotle, the hagiographic text The Passion of St Christopher and the bestiary Liber Monstrorum, which is the only afore mentioned text not included in the Nowell Codex. The first chapter of this thesis provides a basic summary of the perception of monster beings from the prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. The next chapter analyses the role of the hero, nature and the distance of the British Isles from the centre of the World as perceived at the time. This chapter ends with the analysis of the pagan elements in the poem Béowulf. The last chapter focuses on the interpretations of monster beings in Christian settings and analyses the chosen Old English texts on a Christian interpretative level. The thesis arrives at the conclusion that the Church of the 6th to 10th century didn't use the motifs of various monsters on purpose. On the contrary, it seems that Germanic and Christian elements freely converged, and...
Richard III. and his Nephews: an Attempt at an anthropological analysis
Sýkorová, Karolína ; Drška, Václav (advisor) ; Suchánek, Drahomír (referee)
After the death of the English king Edward IV. in the year 1483, his oldest son Edward was supposed to become king. Due to various circumstances the twelve year old boy never ascended to the throne. With his younger brother Richard of Shrewsbury he disappeared behind the mighty walls of the Tower of London, where he was originally to wait for his coronation. Instead of him his uncle, Richard III. became king, even though Edwards mother and his supporters tried to make his road to power as difficult as possible. Richard ruled England only for two years, but he has left an unforgettable mark on history and all know him as the usurper. But a situation like this hasn't happened for the first time on the British Isles. When the king of Wessex Aethelred died in the year 871, instead one of his sons Aethelhelm or Aethelwold becoming king, his younger brother Alfred took the crown, and history now knows him as Alfred the Great. Here though the situation was completely different to the one of Richard III. and his nephews. Aethelred and Alfred met before the formers death at Swinburg, where both brothers agreed, that after Aethelred's death Alfred will succeed as king of Wessex and Aethelred's children will be well looked after. Because of this the transfer of power in 871 proceeded without incident, because...
Origin of heretical expressions in selected areas of the southern Netherlands in the early fifteenth century
Mrázek, Cyril ; Suchánek, Drahomír (advisor) ; Drška, Václav (referee)
In this thesis I emphasize on heterodox and non-conform movement, which was persecuted by ecclesial authority on the beginning of fifteenth century in so- called French Flanders. Exponents of this movement were in contact with Hussites and they allegedly adopted their beliefs. One of those non-conformists was scribe of braiders guild and cloth cutter Gilles Mersault. Mersault was from Tournai, city which was at the time of his life in turmoil of riots. The city was as many other Flemish towns heavily oriented on textile production and commerce and was often the scene of politic struggle between textile workers and rich patriciate. Mersault for two times tried to convince inhabitants of the city to resistance against ecclesial and secular authority by pamphlets describing Hussite Bohemia and evangelical ideas. He was executed in Tournai in 1423, but his pamphlets were preserved in copies. Mersault wasn't the only one convicted heretic in then Flanders. Large inquisition records were preserved, which contains large number of trials in which were Flemish non-conformist judged for being Hussites and of others heretic beliefs. Other important source of interaction between Hussites and Flemish heterodox non-conformists is a mention in Hussite chronicle by Vavřinec z Březové. Utraquist, master of the...
Venetian-Cilician relations between 1198-1375
Reseková, Simona ; Drška, Václav (advisor) ; Picková, Dana (referee)
The thesis deals with the description and analysis of the various forms of relations between the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Cilicia in the period 1199-1175, during the existence of the kingdom. In introduction it provides a brief overview of the historical development of both states, with emphasis on common developmental stages in the mentioned period. The core analyzes primary sources of narrative and official character which reflect the relations of both states.
Ethnogenesis in the Carpathian Basin in the beginning of the Middle Ages in reflection of Archaeology and narrative sources. To the question of the late Avar population and its relation to Hungarians.
Luby, Viktor ; Drška, Václav (advisor) ; Suchánek, Drahomír (referee)
The geopolitical area of the Carpathian Basin was situated on the boundaries of the classical Greek and Latin literacy in the 9th century. There are no internal written sources dating back to the mentioned period characterizing the societies inhabiting the area. That is the reason why the political and social situation can be observed indirectly only via external written sources and archeological methods. The Avar Khaganate was completely annihilated by the wars between the Avars and Franks and the campaigns of the Bulgars from the hypothetical political map of the 9th century Europe. Nevertheless, the internal political crisis undoubtedly contributed to the swift disintegration of Avaria, vaguely described in the primary sources. The evidence of narrative texts and archeology, however, suggest that these processes did not bring dramatic changes in the "ethnic" composition of the Carpathian Basin population. The introductory chapters of this thesis give an overview on a set of written sources and tendencies in modern archaeological research. The research part of the thesis investigates not only the possible concepts of the continuous presence of Avars in the 9th century Central Europe, but also the questions about the chronology of the Carpathian Basin settlement by the Magyar tribes. Taking into...
Earl and his kings: representation of Godwinsons in primal sources
Laučíková, Rebeka ; Drška, Václav (advisor) ; Suchánek, Drahomír (referee)
We can find many records concerning the Godwine family in primary sources of the period in between the reign of Knut the Great (1066) and William the Conqueror's famous conquest of British Isles (1066). Even though autors of the primal sources mention this noble house in conection with key political and war events of 11th. century, significance of Godwinson's is usualy suppressed at the expense of contemporary "pro-norman" theories, which are defending William the Concueror's rights to anglo-saxon throne. Main purpose of submited diploma thesis is to introduce reader to complex and truthfull image of how and why did Godwinson's bacame as powerfull as they were, and to show their influence and importance in history of "pre- norman" England.
A Miracle or an Ugly Fall from an Olive tree? A Medieval Controversy over the Stigmata of Saint Francis of Assisi
Hlaváč, Stanislav ; Suchánek, Drahomír (advisor) ; Drška, Václav (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the medieval controversy over the stigmata of Francis of Assisi. The religious phenomenon of the stigmata is viewed from the point of view of the general development of the spirituality in the High Middle Ages. The work tries to respect the chronological development of the polemics and, accordingly, also focuses on the progress of the Franciscan reflection of the stigmata. One of the chapters is dedicated to the analysis of the origins of the Franciscan tradition of the founder's stigmata. Subsequently, the work describes the resistance against the cult of the stigmatized saint from the point of view of the Franciscan sources and papal bulls, defending the authenticity of the stigmata. The penultimate chapter is dedicated to the development of the Franciscan theology of the stigmata, which resulted in the exaltation of the founder and his order. On the grounds of this development, the stigmata became the subject of rivalry between the Franciscans and the Dominicans, as discussed in the last chapter.
The Origins and Rise of Lords of Házmburk
Gerleová, Jana ; Žemlička, Josef (advisor) ; Drška, Václav (referee)
Nowadays, study of Czech nobility is one of the most popular topic in historiography. For historical research, there are a number of aristocratic families whose development, genealogy, property relations and ties to the king's court have not yet been elaborated in more detail. This was the reason why I chose genus of the Buzic with the focus on the Lords of Valdek as a topic for my bachelor thesis. Members of the Buzic family surrounded Czech princes and kings from the beginning of the Czech "state". We can find the notes and informations about them in many diplomatic and narrative documents. I decided to continue with the research of the history of this family also in my diploma thesis. My thesis focus primarily on the next part of this family, the Lords of Žebrák. Also among them there was many interesting and notable nobles. One of the most important was Zbyněk Zajíc of Žebrák. In the thirties of the 14th century he changed the castle Žebrák and the villages that belonged to this castle with King Jan of Luxemburg for the castle Budyně and the others villages. The Budyně domain was smaller but more profitable than Žebrák domain. Zbyněk also bought from the King the castle Klapý, which is nearby Budyně castle, and he renamed it after his nickname like Házmburk (in German: the hare castle). This...

National Repository of Grey Literature : 85 records found   1 - 10nextend  jump to record:
Interested in being notified about new results for this query?
Subscribe to the RSS feed.