Unknown forgery of the deeds of Sigismund of Luxembourg and the counterfeiting activity of Oldřich II of Rožmberk Cover Image

Neznámá falza listin Zikmunda Lucemburského a falzátorská činnost Oldřicha II. z Rožmberka
Unknown forgery of the deeds of Sigismund of Luxembourg and the counterfeiting activity of Oldřich II of Rožmberk

Author(s): Přemysl Bar
Subject(s): History
Published by: Filosofický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Praha
Keywords: medieval forgeries; Oldřich II of Rožmberk; Sigismund of Luxembourg; Hussite revolution

Summary/Abstract: The presented study is devoted to the phenomenon of the counterfeiting activity of Oldřich II of Rožmberk (Rosenberg, 1403–1462), particularly newly discovered forgeries and their interpretations. The motivation to create the forgeries was not only legitimation of the holding of unjustly seized royal properties, but also the creation of the “image” of a fearless warrior against the Hussite opposition. The author combines diplomatic and historical methods to understand the background of creation of the three groups of forgeries related to the royal castle Zvíkov, the ecclesiastical goods of Svéraz and Zátoň and the trial with the nobleman Jan Smil of Křemže.

  • Issue Year: 6/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 69-113
  • Page Count: 45
  • Language: Czech