Book culture in late medieval Louny and the beginnings of historiography there (to the mid-16th century) Cover Image

Knižní kultura v pozdně středověkých Lounech a počátky tamní historiografie (do poloviny 16. století)
Book culture in late medieval Louny and the beginnings of historiography there (to the mid-16th century)

Author(s): Tomáš Velička
Subject(s): Middle Ages, 16th Century
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Masarykův ústav
Keywords: Bohemia; book culture; medieval historiography; manuscripts; incunables

Summary/Abstract: In this study I focus on the reconstruction of the state of the book culture in medieval Louny. This is a closely related question to the origin of the historiography there. Inicially, I outline the preconditions for reception of the book culture and pursue the milieus where books could be used. I also pay attention to the ancestors of the historiography in this town, which are an important precursor to their fully developed forms. Finally, I deal with the oldest annals that originated in Louny.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 79-115
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: Czech