nám. Jana Palacha 1/2
Lecturer: Balázs Nagy (Budapest).
The talk will address some conceptual issues of memory and identity in the autobiography of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia. Charles who was baptized as Wenceslas had a special personal connection to his double names and in context the question of the duplicate identity will be discussed also. The autobiography exemplifies references to personal and dynastic elements of the shaping of memory. Charles himself used various means of memory to establish his own position. The talk will argue for a complex understanding of this unique text of the fourteenth century.
The lecture is a part of the series Me and the World … Autobiography in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.