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Korunovační klenoty Království českého v Rakousku

Title in English Crown Jewels of Kingdom of Bohemia in Austria


Year of publication 2023
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Description Gothic scepter and apple of the Kingdom of Bohemia from the original set of coronation jewels from the reign of Charles IV. they are now stored in the Austrian Court Treasury in Vienna. The book deals with their historical fate and the circumstances of their confusion with the more recent Renaissance apple and scepter of Ferdinand I. The author emphasizes the ownership of the jewels by the Czech Republic and points to the reluctance of the authorities of the Czech Republic to assert the ownership of these jewels and request their release, which was initiated in 2018 by the Moravian senator Ivo Valenta. The book also deals with the legal concept of the crown and the position of the crown jewels in the republics, especially in Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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