The chronicle of the Czechs / Cosmas of Prague ; translated with an introduction and notes by Lisa Wolverton
- Medieval texts in translation
- "The Chronicle of the Czechs by Cosmas of Prague (d. 1125) is a masterwork of medieval historical writing, deeply erudite, consciously researched, and narrated in high rhetorical style. Regarded as the foundational narrative of Czech history, it is the source of the oldest stories about the land, people, and rulers of Bohemia and Moravia. Lisa Wolverton provides the first annotated English translation of this work." "Preeminently concerned with rulers and political life, the chronicle is striking for its narrative brilliance, vivid characters and scenes, dramatic dialogues, evocative soliloquies, and deep classical and Biblical erudition. In composing it, Cosmas sought to define the Czechs as a nation through history, compel them to think about their political culture, and urge reform, justice, and responsibility."--Jacket.
- 9780813215709 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813215706 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-260) and index.
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