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Das Bild Heinrichs VII. in der Chronica Aulae regiae Peters von Zittau

Title in English A Depiction of Henry VII. in Chronica Aulae regiae by Peter of Zittau


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Europäische Governance im Spätmittelalter. Heinrich VII. von Luxemburg und die großen Dynastien Europas / Gouvernance européenne au bas moyen âge. Henri VII de Luxembourg et l’Europe des grandes dynasties. Actes des 15es Journées lotharingiennes.
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Peter of Zittau; Henry VII. of Luxembourg; Latin literature in the 14th century; historiography; Chronica Aulae regiae
Description The article deals with the literary depiction of Henry VII. of Luxembourg in Chronica Aulae regiae by Peter of Zittau. Through analysis of the used literary devices the author demonstrates, that the abbot of Aula regia (Zbraslav) payed attention to the Roman Emperor particulary as to the father of the future king of Bohemia and that he portrayed Henry as an ideal ruler and almost a saint. Consequently, on the one hand the depiction of Henry VII. of Luxembourg in Chronica Aulae regiae resembles the portray of the king Wenceslaus II., on the other hand it embodies a sharp contrast to the depiction of Henry of Carinthia.
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