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Revitalizace hradní zříceniny Rokštejn a perspektivy jejího kulturního využití

Title in English Revitalization of the Castle Ruin Rokštejn and Prospects for its Cultural Usage


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Archaeologia historica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Rokštejn castle; Moravia; archaeological and building- historical research; heritage conservation and revitalisation of a castle ruin
Description This paper charts the history and results of research spanning 33 seasons from 1981, as well the targets of the project, brief information about finds including ecofacts, the description of the site and its development from the first mention in 1289 until the mid-14th century. In the second half of the 14th century, when the castle was in the hands of the Moravian Luxembourg secundogeniture, trough the Valdštejn ownership in the first third of the 15th century, the burning down of the castle and partial abondement of the site during the Hussite wars. Special attention is also devoted to the project „The Conservation and Restructuring of the Rokštejn Castle Construction“; the project was launched in 2003. The article introduces a concept of the revitalisation of ruins of architecture, based on the modern trends in heritage care. Perspectives of the use of the castle ruin for cultural and educational activities are outlined as well.
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