01a Introduction - History of Prague

01a Introduction- - Prague art and architecture Spring 2011 Historical overview of the development of Prague 9th 20th century 1860s Hradcany and

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Prague art and architecture, Spring 2011
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Historical overview of the development of Prague 9 th -20 th century 1860s Hrad č any and Letna ramparts
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‘Father Czech’ ( Praotec Č ech ) leads the Slavs to Bohemia and Ř ip Mountain in the 6 th century. Painting by Josef Mathauser (late 19 th c.) Introduction A1. The legend of Father Czech and Libuše
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Ř ip Mountain, Rotunda of St. George (12 th c.)
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Vyšehrad Fortress New town Founded by Krok, son of Praotec Č ech, according to legend
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Messengers of Libuše are sent to P ř emysl Ora č ,from Pulkavova Chronicle (early 15th c)
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Libuša and P ř emysl rule from Vyšehrad Hradíšt ě Josef Myslbek, in Vyšehrad Fortress, Prague (late 19th century)
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Libuše’s prophecy of the founding of Prague [“I see a great city whose fame will touch the stars”] Stanislav Sucharda, bronze cast from 1900
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Introduction A2. Alois Jirásek and the 19 th century ‘Czech National Revival Alois Jirásek (1851-1930) Author of Old Czech Legends (1894) Statue on Jiráskovo Nam ě stí Prague 2
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Introduction B1. Pre-Historic and Early Slavic settlements Early Slavic settlements in Prague, 6 th to 10 th century First fortified settlements: – Prague Castle – Vyšehrad
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Introduction B2. Official founding of Prague Castle by Duke Bo ř ivoj The Baptism of Duke Bo ř ívoj by the missionaries Cyril and Methodius [883], Painting by Karel Javurek (1858)
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Introduction B3. Prague as Bohemian Capital, 890-2010 Duchy of Bohemia 890-1222, after ‘Kingdom of Bohemia’ Holy Roman Empire, with Duchy of Bohemia in orange 965-1806 Austrian Empire from 1806-1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867-1918 Czechoslovakia 1918-1993 Czech Republic 1993 to present
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