Polské země a originálnost piastovské monarchie jako inspirace a nástroj panovnické sebeprezentace Přemyslovců

Title in English Polish territories and the originality of the Piast monarchy as an inspiration and tool of monarchical self-presentation of Premyslids


Year of publication 2020
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The originality of the presentation of monarchical power of the Piast dynasty is noticeable on many levels. One of the possibilities for capturing to some extent the local specifi city of the monarchical presentation of a given dynasty and state is to analyze the issues related to the interpretation of potential mutual inspiration and rivalry between neighbouring or otherwise related monarchies. In other words, one should ask oneself whether in some periods Poland had not served as a source of direct and original inspiration for the self-presentation of monarchs of neighbouring countries (in this case, the Přemyslid dynasty). In the case of the Prague court, the “Polish segment” was to a large extent an inseparable part of the Bohemian princes and kings’ monarchical power from the 11th to the 14th century. The originality of the Polish monarchy was inspiring for the Přemyslids above all in the 11th century because of its independent ecclesiastical administration and the king’s majesty, which Bretislav I and Vratislav II tried to imitate, or even to appropriate. If we ignore the infl uence of the emperor’s territories on the centres of power of Central and Eastern Europe, we will not be able to fi nd examples of such an inspiring originality of another country, or of direct attempts at referring to it, as was the case in Poland and Bohemia in the 11th century. In later periods, it was the idea of Polish submission that came to dominate in the self- presentation of Přemyslid rulers.
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