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The Devil in Prague - Prague legends on television
Churá, Michaela ; Vlnas, Vít (advisor) ; Kales, Josef (referee)
The bachelor's thesis focuses on elaboration of Devil in Prague series, made in 1996 in production of Czech Television. The aim is to study extent of synthesis of legends and facts in series, the source of information's and inspiration to writers. At the same time, I will try to find a contemporary critical review and some reception of spectators. Series are divided into individual stories - legends of Prague, so as chapters in this work, whereas second chapter focuses on story about Jesuit college, that goes through all other stories. Every chapter describe the legend and then its genesis. The thesis is based on specialised literature and visits of movie archive of Czech Television.
Historical Origins, Evolution, and Afterlife of the Bohemian Tale of Dalibor of Kozojedy
Kales, Josef ; Hnilica, Jiří (advisor) ; Čornejová, Ivana (referee)
The present thesis focuses on both the actual and the posthumous life of the late 15th c. esquire Dalibor of Kozojedy, beheaded in 1498 by verdict of the Superior Land Court of the Kingdom of Bohemia for capital felony of hostile takeover of a manor house of Ploskovice in the Litoměřice region, including the pertaining peasantry. The text analyses the motives leading to the act and extracts diplomatical, narrative, and literary sources in order to portray the evolution of the tale of Dalibor in the course of 16th through 19th century. The 'áfterlife' of the myth is rooted in the period of Czech National Revival and literary Romanticism, which foreshadows the gradual reshaping process of the then Bohemian mythological heritage as commonly shared by the Czechs and Germans into an instument promoting the Czech national historical tradition, used for defending the Czech culture's milieu against the German one. The thesis explores the aforementioned process as a background for textual instances of the mythical Dalibor's engagement in both society and literature.
Usage and meaning of extinct Germanic languages in the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien
Kales, Josef ; Ženíšek, Jakub (advisor) ; Matuchová, Klára (referee)
About 450 anthroponyms and toponyms associated with the English literary works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are either borrowed from or etymologically (mostly as asterisk names) located into difference languages other than English as the reference language. This huge figure includes names from earlier versions of the narrative and excludes a huge number of proper names in wholly distinct Tolkien's invented tongues (actually several hundred), a few dozen elements pertaining to older stages of English as early as the Middle English period and more than 60 names from Classical languages and as a whole based on generic or botanical names, which, technically, are not proper names from extinct languages.

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