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Maria Theresia Monument in Prague

13.01.2021

A new monument to the enlightened sovereign was unveiled in 2020, but it sparked nationalist controversy. The petition of the Czech nationalists is available here. One of the good things that happened in the last year was the completion of the new monument to Maria Theresia in Prague. However, this achievement was not an easy […]

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The Bohemian Rebellion and Islam

28.11.2020

When the Jesuit chronicler Kocmánek rejoiced that ‘the Turk, the most formidable enemy of all Christendom’ did not attack us during the turmoil, it was not entirely true. In fact, the Diwan held intense debates about the attitude to the rebellion of Bohemia, and finally the Turks did exploit the situation to make conquests in […]

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Any New Czech Research on the Bohemian Rebellion of 1620?

08.11.2020

We shall be commemorating the battle of White Mountain on November 8, 1620, in which the allied Catholic armies defeated the rebellious Estates of the Bohemian Lands. A few decades ago, the battle was still perceived as a national catastrophe which started three hundred years of Habsburg tyranny, but today it does not seem to […]

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Introducing the OH Blog

15.09.2020

In September 2020, the journal Opera historica is starting a completely new website www.opera-historica.com which will provide an independent hosting for the journal, its back issues, and all the articles. Especially the back issues of the volume series from the 1990s are a treasure documenting the changes in early modern studies after the Velvet Revolution. […]

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