Historický ústav akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i.

roč. 12, č. 2, 2009


Matthias Thumser, Antistaufische Propaganda in einer Prager Handschrift. Der Brief Grande piaculum des Kardinals Rainer von Viterbo (1248), s. 7–41. 

Anti-Hohenstaufen Propaganda in a Prague Manuscript. The Letter Grande piaculum of Cardinal Rainer of Viterbo (1248): The writing Grande piaculum by cardinal Rainer of Viterbo from 1248 is an important element in the propaganda war of the Roman Curia against Emperor Frederick II. It reports in legendary manner the martyrdom of Bishop Marcellinus of Arezzo. The Hohenstaufen is thereby conventionalised as agent of the devil and precursor of Antichrist, against whom a crusade should be waged in Italy. This letter is known in three textual attestors, among them one in the Prague manuscript III.G.3, which is subject to a codicological analysis. An appendix is the first critical edition of Grande piaculum.
      Keywords : Cardinal Rainer of Viterbo, Emperor Frederick II, Propaganda, Crusades, Letter Collections.

Petr Elbel, „Scio, quod vos Moravi estis timidi et michi non fideles“. Moravané ve strukturách dvora Zikmunda Lucemburského, s. 43–132.  

Scio, quod vos Moravi estis timidi et michi non fideles. Moravians at the Court of Sigismund of Luxemburg
: The present essay contributes to the prosopographical research on King and Emperor Sigismund’s court, chancery and alliance system. The author, who also intends to write a study on Sigismund’s Bohemian courtiers in the near future, focuses on the Moravian members of the court and the chancery as well as on Sigismund’s allies residing in the margraviate for this time. He deals with the Moravian aristocracy and lesser nobility, burghers and clerics. Besides, he presents a list of those persons who stayed in contact with the royal court in some formal way, who allied themselves with Sigismund or who belonged to his party at least for a while.

     Keywords : King Sigismund (1410/11–1437), royal court, royal council, familiaritas, Hussite revolution, Moravia

Lenka Blechová, První doklady židovského osídlení V benátském kotoru (15. a 16. Století). Výsledky archivního průzkumu Historického a Biskupského archivu města Kotoru, s. 133–143.

First proofs of Jewish settlement in Venetian Kotor (XV. and XVI. century). The short information analyses notes of Jewish presence in Venetian Kotor in XVI. century
, uknown up to now. Although we know the waves of Jews, expelled from Spain, were bound for Western Balkan (Ragusa) and further for Ottoman Empire, we had no proofs about their presence in Kotor and surroundings. However, the researches in the archives proved the assumption. We have gathered enough data, presenting them in this article. There were merchants transitors in Kotor; in one case, we have an example of festive conversion, in the local St. Triphon’s cathedral.
     Keywords : Venice, Kotor, Jewish merchants, Albania Veneta,  „anusim“, conversion to Christianity