Publication details

Václav IV., Jošt a Prokop očima italského vyslance. K situaci v lucemburském rodě roku 1390

Investor logo
Title in English Wenceslaus IV, Jobst and Prokop through the Eyes of an Italian Envoy. On the Situation in the Luxembourg Family in 1390


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Časopis matice moravské
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Wenceslas IV; Jobst of Moravia; Prokop of Moravia; Luxembourg Dynasty; Italy; Mantua
Description The study is devoted to a letter by Cristoforo de Valle, an otherwise unknown Italian envoy in the service of Wenceslaus IV. He was sent in 1390 by the king of the Romans on a diplomatic mission to Milan. During this, he wrote an extensive letter addressed to Francesco Gonzaga, the ruler of Mantua, in which he communicated to him all kinds of news from the Czech Lands. This hitherto unknown document, the original of which is preserved in the Gonzaga archive in Mantua, offers an interesting insight from outside into the events in Central Europe and greatly enriches our knowledge of the history of the Luxembourg dynasty at the end of the 14th century. The aim of the paper is to thoroughly analyse, contextualise and interpret this source. A critical edition of it is attached as an annex.
Related projects:

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info