Lectures on the Historians of Bohemia: Being the Ilchester Lectures for the Year 1904

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H. Frowde, 1905 - Historians - 120 pages

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Page 103 - Palacky, may surely be pardoned for putting forward the contention that the Hussite War is " the first war in the world's history that was fought not for material interests, but for intellectual ones, for ideas.
Page 100 - Prague (September 14, 1871) stated that the sovereign " in consideration of the former constitutional position of Bohemia and remembering the power and glory which its crown had given to his ancestors, and the constant fidelity of its population, gladly recognized the rights of the kingdom of Bohemia, and was willing to confirm this assurance by taking the coronation oath.
Page 98 - April 1 1, replied to this proposal in a letter that remained, and indeed still is, famous in Bohemia. He wrote : " I am not a German but a Bohemian, belonging to the Slav race. Whatever talent I may possess is at the service of my own country. My nation is certainly a small one, but it has always maintained its historical individuality. The rulers of Bohemia have often been on terms of intimacy with the German princes, but the Bohemian people have never considered themselves as Germans.
Page 32 - I am willing patiently and humbly to endure this dreadful, shameful, and cruel death for the sake of Thy Gospel and the preaching of Thy Word.
Page 31 - Thou knowest that they have falsely accused me, brought forward false witnesses and forged false articles against me. Pardon them through Thy immense mercy.
Page 19 - King Edward and the Black Prince were present when the last religious rites were performed over the dead king of Bohemia, and they caused his corpse to be delivered for burial to his son Charles. King Charles had himself fought heroically by the side of his father ; and after he had been severely...
Page 83 - ... Hussite wars, now became German and have continued so up to the present day. While the nobles and citizens, who wished to preserve their religious convictions, were at least allowed to leave their country, though often in a state of complete destitution, no such option was granted to the peasants whom serfdom attached to the soil, for the cultivation of which they were required. They were to remain there, but to remain there as Romanists. Serfdom now only appeared in its full horror. The new...
Page 1 - Bohemian' generally conveys to Englishmen. The ancient mistake which identified the Bohemians with the gipsies undoubtedly originated in France. As the great Bohemian historian Palacky has suggested, many gipsies arrived in France bearing passports signed by the Bohemian kings, and this was the original cause of the mistake. The peculiar, modern signification of the word is, however, I think, a creation of Henry Murger, and owes its origin to his Vie de Boheme.
Page 40 - ... continually new accessions, till the pride of superiority, and the taunts of bigotry, found vent in insults that would more wisely have been reserved for a vanquished foe. From day to day the soldiers of the imperial army, from a height on the bank of the river overlooking the city, and over against the Monastery of the Holy Cross and the Church of St. Valentine, uttered their howls and barkings like dogs, accompanied by sneers and taunting words, and cries of " Huss, Huss ! Heretic, Heretic...

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