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Forgotten Paths To ‘Another’ Renaissance: Prague And Bohemia, C.1400

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This chapter attempts to shed some light on the cultural and artistic activity in the crown lands of Bohemia in the second half of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth centuries, by drawing specific parallels with Italian humanism and the early Renaissance in the trecento. It describes the election of Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg as Holy Roman Emperor in 1346, and focuses on onset of the Hussite revolution in 1419. The reason for this comparison is as much the well-known connections between the court of Charles IV and Italy as the lesser-known aspects of court art during the reign of his son Wenceslas. After his accession to the throne, Charles IV surrounded himself with capable advisors who had been educated at the universities of Bologna and Padua. Among those closest to him were the archbishop of Prague, and Arnošt of Pardubice.

Keywords: Bohemia; Emperor Charles IV; Italian humanism; Prague; Renaissance; Wenceslas IV



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