The Charters of Foundation of Prague and Naples: The Models and their Reuse

Delle Donne, Fulvio (2015) The Charters of Foundation of Prague and Naples: The Models and their Reuse. Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Historia Universitatis Carloniae Pragensis, 55. pp. 95-106. ISSN 0323-0562 (Print); 2336-5730 (Online)

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Abstract

In 1348, when Charles IV, king of Bohemia and of the Romans, founded the University of Prague, he (or, better, his dictator, Nicholas Sortes) used some others sources as stylistic and argumentative models. This way, the charter of foundation appears to be a cento of other letters written for the University of Naples (founded in 1224) by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen and his son Conrad. It is an evident example of the stylistic and functional reuse of one of the most important letter-collections of the 13th century: the rhetoric models attributed to Petrus de Vinea (maybe exported to Bohemia by Henricus de Isernia), which gained a huge diffusion and became a forceful symbol of power all around Europe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: University of Prague; University of Naples; Charles IV of Bohemia; Frederick II Hohenstaufen; Petrus de Vinea
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
D History General and Old World > DB Austria
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
D History General and Old World > DG Italy
D History General and Old World > DJ Netherlands (Holland) > DJK Eastern Europe
L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Depositing User: prof. Fulvio Delle Donne
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2017 08:59
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 06:28
URI: http://www.rmoa.unina.it/id/eprint/4454

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