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Chronica Boemorum

Michal Lukac

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Chronica Boemorum

Chronica Boemorum

Michal Lukac

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A chronicle of the history of Czech lands from prehistory to the present days in podcast form. Produced by a pair of Czech expats - Mr. & Mrs. Cosmas - and intended for English speaking (mostly non-European) audiences.

Latest Episodes

Foreword

Wherein we make an effort to introduce our podcast to the listeners, describing the motives which led to its creation as well as a little bit more about what its content will be.

7 MIN2018 OCT 28
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Foreword

Mammoth Hunters

Introducing the Czech lands and their pre-history. After a brief geographical survey, we will follow the Mammoth Hunters who set up residence there. Their descendants will learn agriculture, pottery and metalworking, eventually mastering the production of iron. These Celtic ironsmiths will give the land its name (in English, anyway) before being replaced by martial-minded Germans, who will keep the Romans out until they themselves vacate these lands to set up residence in former Roman territory.

30 MIN2018 OCT 28
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Mammoth Hunters

Fables of the Forefathers

Introducing the Slavs - new inhabitants of the Czech lands, who are here to stay. Legends, fragmentary historical records and archaeology combine to piece together a story of this new ethnic. A society defined by common tongue, tribal in organization and pagan in religion; the Slavs will be joined in rebellion against Avars under a Frankish merchant Sámo, who will become the first person to unite the tribes, not just for a war, but in peace, until his death.

32 MIN2018 NOV 28
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Fables of the Forefathers

Moravia Magna

The Dark Ages in Europe ended, and there is a new Roman Emperor in the West, who has a mutually beneficial understanding with the Pope, and designs on the Czech lands. Under this pressure from the Franks, Moravian princes rise to resist, and consolidate the Slavs in the Czech lands into the first true slavic state - Great Moravia. We describe how they laid the foundations of Czech statehood, introduced Christianity to the Slavs at large, and forged a uniquely Moravian culture on par with any in Europe.

39 MIN2018 DEC 29
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Moravia Magna

Good King Wenceslas

With Moravia trampled under the hooves of the Magyar steppe warriors and Frankish Empire struggling to pull itself together after succession dispute, the time has come for a tribe settled in the Bohemian Basin to take the reins in the Czech lands. Follow the rise of the Czech tribe and their ruling Přemyslid dynasty on their quest to unite the neighboring tribes and form a successor state to Moravia. We look at the foundation of the first Czech bishopric and the fates of its bishop Saint Vojtěch.

41 MIN2019 JAN 28
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Good King Wenceslas

Crowning Glory

It is the year 1000AD, and the Czech lands are now united under the rule of the Přemyslid dynasty of Bohemia. From humble origins, they have created a unitary Christian monarchy that was strong enough to preserve its autonomy and Slavic culture against powerful enemies from all sides. But this is a fragile state; the country is held together not yet by a national identity, but merely by shared loyalty to the ruling dynasty. What happens when this dynasty attempts to tear itself apart several times over?

39 MIN2019 MAR 1
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Crowning Glory

Lion Argent

In 11th century, the Czechs have proved themselves mighty warriors, and a cohesive nation. German Roman Empire lost its ruling dynasty and two families are vying for the throne. With political tensions and demand for military power rising on all sides, the Czech princes see an opportunity for their own advancement. Join us on the tumultuous journey through 12th century court intrigues, political machinations and domestic developments that will once again earn Czechs the royal crown.

43 MIN2019 MAR 27
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Lion Argent

The King of Iron and Gold

When the first hereditary Czech king dies, the reigns of the realm are taken by his son. The kingdom faces foreign invasions and there are dynastic interests to protect and noblemen to corral. Through a tragedy the crown comes to rest upon a head full of chivalrous ideals of the "King of Iron and Gold", who puts his faith in the omnipotence of knightly honor and martial glory. Join us, as we tell the tale of bravery and martial and political prowess that is the 2nd half of 13th century in Czech lands.

38 MIN2019 MAY 29
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The King of Iron and Gold

God Forbid

A seven-year-old king without a proper regent sounds like a recipe for disaster. In the Czech kingdom such young man - Václav II. - grows up into an accomplished ruler. With a little luck, the crowns of Poland and Hungary might just land on Přemyslid heads as well... But what will happen, when Václav III. survives his father for little more than a year? Who picks up the Přemyslid kingly mantle? Join us to see how important princesses and queens become, when there are no more strong males left.

42 MIN2019 JUN 29
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God Forbid

Pater Patriae

Every motherland needs its father - and in 14th century the Czech lands are about to get one of their very own. With the imperial politics tangled, papacy "imprisoned" in Avignon, royal coffers almost empty and Czech nobility recalcitrant as ever, it will be no small feat to get everything back on track. How long and successful will his reign be? Will his reforms spark a Golden Age, or just another riot? Let us scrutinize the life and time of Karel IV. - the Greatest Czech and Father of the country.

45 MIN2019 JUL 28
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Pater Patriae

Latest Episodes

Foreword

Wherein we make an effort to introduce our podcast to the listeners, describing the motives which led to its creation as well as a little bit more about what its content will be.

7 MIN2018 OCT 28
Comments
Foreword

Mammoth Hunters

Introducing the Czech lands and their pre-history. After a brief geographical survey, we will follow the Mammoth Hunters who set up residence there. Their descendants will learn agriculture, pottery and metalworking, eventually mastering the production of iron. These Celtic ironsmiths will give the land its name (in English, anyway) before being replaced by martial-minded Germans, who will keep the Romans out until they themselves vacate these lands to set up residence in former Roman territory.

30 MIN2018 OCT 28
Comments
Mammoth Hunters

Fables of the Forefathers

Introducing the Slavs - new inhabitants of the Czech lands, who are here to stay. Legends, fragmentary historical records and archaeology combine to piece together a story of this new ethnic. A society defined by common tongue, tribal in organization and pagan in religion; the Slavs will be joined in rebellion against Avars under a Frankish merchant Sámo, who will become the first person to unite the tribes, not just for a war, but in peace, until his death.

32 MIN2018 NOV 28
Comments
Fables of the Forefathers

Moravia Magna

The Dark Ages in Europe ended, and there is a new Roman Emperor in the West, who has a mutually beneficial understanding with the Pope, and designs on the Czech lands. Under this pressure from the Franks, Moravian princes rise to resist, and consolidate the Slavs in the Czech lands into the first true slavic state - Great Moravia. We describe how they laid the foundations of Czech statehood, introduced Christianity to the Slavs at large, and forged a uniquely Moravian culture on par with any in Europe.

39 MIN2018 DEC 29
Comments
Moravia Magna

Good King Wenceslas

With Moravia trampled under the hooves of the Magyar steppe warriors and Frankish Empire struggling to pull itself together after succession dispute, the time has come for a tribe settled in the Bohemian Basin to take the reins in the Czech lands. Follow the rise of the Czech tribe and their ruling Přemyslid dynasty on their quest to unite the neighboring tribes and form a successor state to Moravia. We look at the foundation of the first Czech bishopric and the fates of its bishop Saint Vojtěch.

41 MIN2019 JAN 28
Comments
Good King Wenceslas

Crowning Glory

It is the year 1000AD, and the Czech lands are now united under the rule of the Přemyslid dynasty of Bohemia. From humble origins, they have created a unitary Christian monarchy that was strong enough to preserve its autonomy and Slavic culture against powerful enemies from all sides. But this is a fragile state; the country is held together not yet by a national identity, but merely by shared loyalty to the ruling dynasty. What happens when this dynasty attempts to tear itself apart several times over?

39 MIN2019 MAR 1
Comments
Crowning Glory

Lion Argent

In 11th century, the Czechs have proved themselves mighty warriors, and a cohesive nation. German Roman Empire lost its ruling dynasty and two families are vying for the throne. With political tensions and demand for military power rising on all sides, the Czech princes see an opportunity for their own advancement. Join us on the tumultuous journey through 12th century court intrigues, political machinations and domestic developments that will once again earn Czechs the royal crown.

43 MIN2019 MAR 27
Comments
Lion Argent

The King of Iron and Gold

When the first hereditary Czech king dies, the reigns of the realm are taken by his son. The kingdom faces foreign invasions and there are dynastic interests to protect and noblemen to corral. Through a tragedy the crown comes to rest upon a head full of chivalrous ideals of the "King of Iron and Gold", who puts his faith in the omnipotence of knightly honor and martial glory. Join us, as we tell the tale of bravery and martial and political prowess that is the 2nd half of 13th century in Czech lands.

38 MIN2019 MAY 29
Comments
The King of Iron and Gold

God Forbid

A seven-year-old king without a proper regent sounds like a recipe for disaster. In the Czech kingdom such young man - Václav II. - grows up into an accomplished ruler. With a little luck, the crowns of Poland and Hungary might just land on Přemyslid heads as well... But what will happen, when Václav III. survives his father for little more than a year? Who picks up the Přemyslid kingly mantle? Join us to see how important princesses and queens become, when there are no more strong males left.

42 MIN2019 JUN 29
Comments
God Forbid

Pater Patriae

Every motherland needs its father - and in 14th century the Czech lands are about to get one of their very own. With the imperial politics tangled, papacy "imprisoned" in Avignon, royal coffers almost empty and Czech nobility recalcitrant as ever, it will be no small feat to get everything back on track. How long and successful will his reign be? Will his reforms spark a Golden Age, or just another riot? Let us scrutinize the life and time of Karel IV. - the Greatest Czech and Father of the country.

45 MIN2019 JUL 28
Comments
Pater Patriae
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