Is there any other world? Imagination of the outside world in the medieval historiography of the Czech lands based on the chronicles Cosmas of Prague, so called Dalimil and Přibík Pulkava of Radenín



Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Imagination of others in medieval texts offers important insights in “Gedankenwelte” of individual authors. Their comparison in time and space provide us with understanding of long-term processes and enables to recognize stability and change. Important segment of that analysis is construction of geographical horizon. In my paper, I will scrutinize geographical horizons on regional sample (Czech lands until 1400). This region was selected based on two reasons: 1) Its borders stabilized relatively soon and as such they were recognized by the first chronicler of Bohemia Cosmas of Prague (+1125); 2) Especially historiographical texts written in that region constitute clearly recognizable group of texts that are closely related textually and due to their manuscript tradition.
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