Brezovai Lőrinc Zsigmond-ellenes szatírái

Horváth, Illés: Brezovai Lőrinc Zsigmond-ellenes szatírái. In: Középkortörténeti tanulmányok, (10). pp. 251-262. (2018)

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The person of Lawrence of Brezova (1Vavrinec % Brezpve) is primarily known as the author of the Hussite Chronicle, however, modem research has increasingly established that the late magister of Karolinum has written several political polemic papers and satires. Those two pamphlets against Sigismund, written in Latin and Czech languages that were published in 1420 after Sigismund of Luxembourg was crowned King of Bohemia under the tides of Satira Regni Boemie in Begem Hungarie Sigismundum and Corona Regni Boemie Satira in Begem Hungarie Sigismundum, were probably written by him. These two works were created with the express purpose of using the concept of royal idoneity and its criteria as arguments, to prove that Sigismund is unfit for ruling, furthermore, he is not worthy of becoming the King of Bohemia. Lawrence of Brezova scrutinized the character of Sigismund based on his sacred nature, fighting skills, the relationship between the lring and his people, his character as a nobleman, the defence of the Christian faith and the legitimacy of his crowning. In his pamphlets he contrasted Sigismund with the ideal ruler, Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor. Essentially, the satires of Brezova are outstanding works of Hussite propaganda literature. Although the pamphlets attack the Czech royal heir in a very provocative way, basically they provide very important data for the assessment of the image of Sigismund in Europe and for the remembrance of the Luxembourg dynasty by the Czech society. In this study I mainly try to assess what were the historical events that spurred Lawrence of Brezova to write the pamphlets, and what arguments were used by the Czech magister to attack the person of Sigismund.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Anti-Sigismund satires of Lawrence of Brezova
Heading title: Mentalitás- és művelődéstörténet
Journal or Publication Title: Középkortörténeti tanulmányok
Date: 2018
Volume: 10
ISBN: 978-963-315-376-5
Page Range: pp. 251-262
Event Title: Medievisztikai PhD-konferencia (10.) (2017) (Szeged)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brezovai Lőrinc, Történetírás - magyar - 15. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 259-261. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2020. Feb. 17. 13:15
Last Modified: 2020. Feb. 17. 13:15

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