By Alfred Thomas

the 1st booklet in English on medieval Czech literature.Anne's Bohemia is the 1st ebook in English to introduce the little-known riches of medieval Bohemian tradition. Alfred Thomas considers the improvement of Czech literature and society from the coronation of count number John of Luxembourg as king of Bohemia in 1310 to the 12 months 1420, while the papacy declared a Catholic campaign opposed to the Hussite reformers. this era is of specific relevance to the research of medieval England due to Richard II's marriage to Anne of Bohemia, the determine round whom this booklet is conceived.Anne's Bohemia bargains a social context for crucial works of literature written within the Czech language, from the earliest religious songs and prayers to the relevant Hussite and anti-Hussite tracts of the 15th century. the image that emerges from Thomas's shut readings of those texts is one among a society present process momentous political and non secular upheavals within which kings, queens, clergy, and heretics all performed an important roles. professional yet accessibly written, the publication deals an attractive evaluate of medieval Bohemian tradition for expert and nonspecialist alike.

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