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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, whilst the papacy declared a Catholic campaign opposed to the Hussite reformers. this era is of specific relevance to the learn of medieval England as a result of Richard II's marriage to Anne of Bohemia, the determine round whom this publication is conceived.Anne's Bohemia deals a social context for an important works of literature written within the Czech language, from the earliest non secular songs and prayers to the important 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 spiritual upheavals during which kings, queens, clergy, and heretics all performed an important roles. professional yet accessibly written, the e-book bargains a fascinating evaluation of medieval Bohemian tradition for expert and nonspecialist alike.

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