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THE WAR OF THE PRINCES

The Bohemian Lands and the Holy Roman Empire 1546-1555

 

 

Prof. Dr. Petr Vorel (born 1963) is a Czech historian, numismatist and Vicerector of the University of Pardubice (Czech Republic). His long-term research interest in the economic and political history of Central Europe in Late Medieval and Early Modern Aera and specifically with the history of monetary circulation. Currently he is the Chairman of the Czech National Committee of Historians.

This monograph offers the analysis of a critical decade in the Bohemian history, embedded in the history of Europe from the Netherlands, through Germany and Italy, to Poland and the Ottoman Empire. This detached view deviates from the “national” history of individual states that was the norm until now. Using the example of mutual interaction between the Bohemian lands and the rest of Europe in the mid-16 th century, it shows new possibilities of interpreting the formation of the complex historical roots of present-day Europe. The basis for this synthesis is mainly economic history, and the connection between large financial transactions and contemporary politics.

”… An excellently composed, brilliantly literarily-written book supported with extensive source research, which will also be appreciated by Americans interested in Central European history. The author has managed to link Bohemian history with the history of Europe (from the Netherlands, through Germany and Italy, to Poland and the Ottoman Empire), and show its contemporary significance – he has depicted the general characteristics of development, specific local manifestations, and interesting personalities. The synthesis of mainly political events has its own cultural, social and especially economic factors, which I think were never as organically integrated into the overall picture of 16 th century European history to this extent...” - Prof. Dr. Jaroslav Pánek (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague), Charles University Prague

”… What's important about Vorel's book is its detached view, which deviates from the “national” history of individual European states that was the norm until now. Using the example of mutual interaction between the Bohemian lands and neighbouring Imperial territories in the mid-16 th century, it shows new possibilities of interpreting the formation of the complex historical roots of present-day Europe, which are often difficult to understand from a more distant overseas perspective. The basis for this synthesis is mainly economic history, and the connection between large financial transactions and contemporary politics – i.e., a theme also highly topical in present-day Europe...” - Prof. Dr. Jiří Pešek (Charles University, Prague)

 

978-1 943596-03-4 cloth

$50.00 / €38.00 / £35.00

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