The Long Shadow of Emperor Charles IV.
The Long Shadow of Emperor Charles IV.
On the Reception of the Ruling Image of the House of Luxembourg in the North-Eastern Territories of the Holy Roman Empire
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Jiří Fajt

The study considers medieval art during the House of Luxembourg reign in a wider geographical context. From the Luxembourg or rather Prague perspective, it seeks to analyse the artistic situation in four selected regions and localities of diverse political entities, and therefore different relationships to the imperial government of that time – in the March of Brandenburg which was part of the personal union falling under the sovereign power of the King of Bohemia and the Margrave of Brandenburg, in Havelberg, an important trading centre and one of the most sought-after pilgrimage sites of the Holy Roman Empire, in Saxony, which was connected with Bohemia through a lively cultural and artistic exchange, and in Magdeburg, the easternmost archiepiscopate of the Empire. These four examples show that the Prague court art of the Luxembourg era cannot be recognised in its complexity without the knowledge of art in the Empire, mainly in the minor Lands of the Bohemian Crown, which it inspired.

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256 pages, 375 reproductions

 

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