Empty spaces of the Rokštejn Castle



Year of publication 2020
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Rokštejn castle in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands (Czech Republic) is connected with medieval colonisation processes undertaken by the aristocratic families during the establishment of their lordships. The castle itself architectonically started as a simple keep within a great stone wall with a small bailey surrounding the eastern part of the rocky outcrop with the keep. The following architectonical castle phases evolved into two-palace disposition, keep, three towers on main wall and zwinger and of course the other enclosed bailey. The owners of the lordship are important for the usage of the castle spaces because of their political stability as different owners had different usage of the Castle’s spaces. The Castle’s open spaces are something different from its empty spaces, which could have been covered by roof or could have been open. The Castle’s destruction enclosed the last empty and/or open spaces, and as such we can reconstruct the difference between open or empty spaces.
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