Patres Patriae Or Proditores Patriae? Legitimizing And De-Legitimizing The Authority Of The Provincial Estates In Seventeenth-Century Bohemia

@inproceedings{Maa2010PatresPO,
  title={Patres Patriae Or Proditores Patriae? Legitimizing And De-Legitimizing The Authority Of The Provincial Estates In Seventeenth-Century Bohemia},
  author={Petr Maťa},
  year={2010}
}
This chapter discusses patriotic sentiment and language in Bohemia in the second half of the seventeenth century. It focuses on how power struggle within the Bohemian elite affected Balbin's texts, mostly with regard to his inflammatory polemic against Bernhard Ignaz Count Martinitz in the early 1670s. This quarrel, certainly not unimportant with respect to the development of Balbin's argument, has found some attention in the literature. Secondly, the chapter highlights the recurring rivalries… CONTINUE READING