Konfesní nepokoje v Krakově pohledem rožmberského zpravodajství
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Confessional unrests in Krakow from the perspective of the Rosenberg news service
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The essay concentrates on the question to what extent William of Rosenberg and Peter Vok were informed about confessional frictions in the Kingdom of Poland. It introduces one of the most remarkable written newspapers, which were sent to them. The report concerns unrests in Krakow in May 1591. The unknown reporter described transformation of a festive service in the main parish church into a campaign against evangelic chapels. Although the chapels were initially defended, they were destroyed within several days. The mentioned newspaper, which has survived in the State Regional Archives in Třeboň, is characterized by certain confusion alongside the dramatic recount. This is because the writer drew information from an extinct source, which he hastily tried to shorten. Such a report thus demanded comparison with other contemporary materials, much like understanding aspects in which the described assault followed previous unrests, which features were new and why the author contacted noblemen who lived abroad.
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