Úloha vedlejších zemí v chápání české státnosti v pozdním středověku
The role of the secondary lands of the crown of the Kingdom of Bohemia in the understanding of czech statehood in late Middle Ages
- Číslo 2 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceHistorie – Otázky – Problémy (History, Issues, Problems), 2019, 11, 2, 50-65
medieval state, statehood, neo-medievalism, Lands of the Bohemian Crown
The article focuses on the question as to the role played by the secondary lands of the Bohemian Crown in the territorial understanding of the Czech state in the late Middle Ages, from the perspective of Bohemia as the centre of the state. The author identifies tendencies indicating whether the Bohemian political representatives or the authors of the sources understood the secondary lands as ‘our’ or foreign’, making use of categories of internal and external subjectivity, which are part of a broader concept of terminological description of the phenomenon of medieval statehood. The whole question is set in the context of the current intense debates about the medieval form of the political power system, and seeking parallels between it and the reality of the postmodern world, and especially the theory of the state and the theory of international relations, which are covered by the term neo-medievalism.