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Údajný satirický list krále Zikmunda Pražanům z podzimu 1419. Rukopisné dochování a edice

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Title in English The supposed satirical letter of King Sigismund to the people of Prague from Autumn 1419. Manuscript preservation and edition

BAR Přemysl

Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Mediaevalia Historica Bohemica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field History
Keywords satirical letter; propaganda; Prague; Hussitism; Sigismund of Luxembourg; manuscripts; edition
Description The study provides the first critical edition of the satirical letter intended for the Prague town councillors and burghers from the autumn of 1419. The letter is not of chancellery origin. According to the Basel copy, the author was Caspar of Lewbitz, registrator (registrar) from the chancellery of Wenceslas IV. In the introduction to the edition, it refers to the manuscript preservation, textual variations and existing inconsistent interpretation of the letter.
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