Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)


Tradition of St. Cyrill and St. Methody in States Conception by Karl IV Luxemburg ́ s

The author of this article examine the problem: how Bohemian king and imperator Karl IV Luxemburg (1346–1378) attempted tradition of St. Cyrill and St. Methody for strengthening his rule.

The medieval towns of Bohemia: in European context

The author of this article examine place of medieval towns of Bohemia in history of European urbanism, discover common lines and especially his development comparatively with  development towns of Western and East Europe  

The Tartar-Mongol Invasion and Urban Development in Central Europe

The article discusses the question of the Mongol invasion impact on the Central European countries (Poland, Bohemia and Hungary) urban development in the XIII century. It is concluded that the devastating consequences of the invasion accelerated the acceptation a new model of urban system in the Central European region, which was typologically akin to Western European urbanism.

The Town and Monastery in Medieval Bohemia (X–XIII Centuries)

The article discusses the interaction of the two most important institutions of medieval society – the town and monastery in the Bohemia of X–XIII centuries, the peculiarities of this interaction during a specified period. Particular attention is paid to the XIII century, during which the Czech society, including the city and the Church, underwent significant changes, and the political, legal and socioeconomic system of the Bohemia approached the Western European model of medieval development.

Thomas Munzer in the Bohemia

The article deals with one of the pages of the life and activity of the leader of the popular wing of the German reformation, Thomas Munzer – and his trip to Prague. The reasons for Munzer’s arrival in the Bohemia, the nature of the German reformer’s activities in Prague, and the historical consequences of his activities are revealed.