The Přemyslid dynasty’s authority to rule drew on a pagan tradition of ‘a holy marriage’ (between Přemysl the Ploughman and the prophetess Libuše) and any military dimension was secondary. The Wenceslas legends point to a transformation of this tradition during the Czech state’s identification with Christianity (mercy and justice).
- Year of publication: 2016
- Source: Show
- Pages: 30-63
- DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/hso160202