History of Czech Republic: Primary Documents

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Virtual library of digitized documents sponsored by the Czech National Library.
(Book facsimiles in Czech, Latin, and German)

Maps and images of transformations as seen through cultural artifacts.
Includes data on former Roman provinces now found in modern countries, including the Czech Republic.
Geographic and thematic approaches available in nine languages.
Shows the emergence of a common culture in the northern provinces of the Roman Empire from Britain to the Black Sea.
(Antiquity through 212 A.D.; maps and facsimile images)

Written by bishop Saint Augustine.
(397; transcription in Czech)

History of Bohemia, the beginning of the Czech Republic.
(600–1122; transcription in Russian)

(822-907; image and transcription in Czech)

(map image)

The prince of the Principality of Nitra and the King of the Great Moravia.
(850–871; transcription in Czech)

The prince of the Principality of Nitra and the King of the Great Moravia.
(871-894; transcription in Czech)

(880; facsimile in Latin)

Passage is taken from the Chronicle of Kosmova.
(894; transcription in Czech)

First Czech prince.
(9th century; image)

(935-972; image)

Document contains agreement to create Bishopric in Prague.
(967-968; transcription in Czech)

History of the beginning of Christianity and first saints in early Czech lands.
(994; image-facsimile, transcription in Czech; also available in Latin)

(995; transcription in Czech)

(10th century; image, transcription in Czech)

(999-1002; image)

Decree issued regarding persecution of pagan religions and encouraging Christianity in Bohemia.
(1039; transcription in Czech)

(1055; transcription in Czech)

12th century; transcription in Latin
(1086; facsimile, transcription in Czech)

(11th century; image, transcription in Czech)

(1086; transcription in Czech)

(11th to 12th centuries; image, transcription in Czech)

Document of laws of Czech lands.
(1186-1192; transcription in Latin and Russian)

Decree issued by King Frederick II of Germany in Basel that confirmed the royal title obtained by Ottokar I of Bohemia.
(26 September 1212; image-facsimile, transcription in Czech and Latin)

(13th century; image, transcription in Czech)

(29 March 1254; transcription in Czech)

Battle between Czech troops and troops of Holy Roman Empire.
(26 August 1278; images, transcription in Czech)

(1303; image, transcription in Czech)

Collection of the laws of Czech lands.
(end of the 13th century through first half of the 14th century; transcription in Czech and Russian)

Map showing the largest territorial extension of the power of the Bohemian kings.
(turn of the 14th century; image, transcription in Czech)

Document praises Wenceslaus II Premyslid (Vaclav II) Czech and Polish king.
(1305-1314; image-facsimile, transcription in Latin)

Map showing territory ruled by the Bohemian kings during the reign of John of Bohemia.
(1310-1346; image, transcription in Czech)

(July 1318; transcription in Czech)

The first chronicle or story written in Czech.
(through 1319; images, transcription in Czech and Latin)

(30 April 1344; transcription in Czech)

(1347; facsimile)

Document contains constitutional structure of the Holy Roman Empire.
(1356; image, translation in English)

Laws of Czech lands written by Czech and German king Charles I and IV .
(1355; transcription in German and Russian)

(Mid 14th century; image, transcription in Czech)

Criminal laws of Czech lands.
(second half of the 14th century; transcription in Czech and Russian)

Private family and civil Code of laws of Czech lands.
(late 14th century through mid-15th century; transcription in Czech and Russian)

Hussite hymn, war song.
(15th century; transcription in Czech and English )

(1408-1415; transcription in English)

King Wenceslas IV give members of the Bohemian university nation a voice to Czech professors.
(18 January 1409; transcription in Czech)

The treatise of Jan Hus about church.
(1413; transcription in English)

Letters written from imprisonment.
(1414-1415; transcription in Latin)

(1 July 1415; transcription in English)

(2 September 1415; image, transcription in the Czech and language)

The program of the conservative Hussites.
(3 July 1420; transcription in Czech and Russian)

(1430; image, transcription in Czech)

(1456; commentaries, transcription in Czech)

The laws and rights of Moravia.
(late 15th century through early 16th century; facsimile)

Site contains reports of the witnesses about the battle between Hungarian-Czech-Croatian and Turkish troops.
(29 August 1526; transcription in Croatian)

(1526-1740; image, transcription in Czech)

(15 December 1526; transcription in Czech)

Document guarantees Catholics and Protestants equal rights in Czech and Slovakian lands.
(9 July and 20 August 1609; transcription in Czech)

Document contains relations of the lands under the Czech crown and confirmation of agreement of these lands.
(31 July 1619; transcription in Czech)

Gateway to the institute's digital collection, artifacts documenting German-speaking Jewry in the modern era.
Basic and advanced search capabilities, along with browse options.
(16th to 21st centuries; archival materials, memoirs and manuscripts, art and objects, books and periodicals, photographs, and audio recordings)

The laws about inheritance of the throne in the Holy Roman Empire.
(1713; image, facsimile)

The document aim religious unity of different groups in the country. The document was issued by Joseph II.
(1781; transcription in Czech)

(1848 to present; transcriptions)

Digital database of primary source editions related to Czech medieval history, provided by The Centre for Medieval Studies.
(Book facsimiles)

(April to May 1848; transcription in German)

(4 March 1849; transcription in Czech)

Constitution adopted by Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph.
(20 October 1860; transcription in Czech)

(1867; transcription in Czech and German)

Articles about political affairs of the country.
(1901–1905, 1918; facsimile in Czech)

(early 20th century; image, transcription in Czech)

List of digitized newspapers.
(19th to 20th centuries; transcription in Czech)

The document is a declaration of the beginning World War I by Franz Joseph I of Austria.
(28 June 1914; transcription in Czech)

(16 October 1918; transcription in Czech)

(16 October 1918; transcription in Czech)

(18 October 1918; facsimile in Czech)

(13 November 1918; transcription in Czech)

(29 February 1920; transcription in Czech)

Including treaties affecting the Hungarian-Czech border from the Treaty of Trianon to the Moscow Agreement.
Published by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US Department of State.
(1920-1945; facsimiles)

Site contains documents of the Republic.
(1932–1938; facsimiles in Slovakian and Czech)

Antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany. These laws were used on the territory of Bohemia and Moravia as part of Reich.
(1935; transcription in German, translation in Czech and English)

(May to September 1938; facsimiles, images, transcription in Czech)

An agreement permitting the Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The agreement was signed by Nazi Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Italy.
(30 September 1938; facsimile, images, map, translation in Czech and English)

Documents of the Republic.
(1938–1939; facsimiles in Slovakian and Czech)

(16 March 1939; transcription in Czech)

(1939; image, transcription in Czech)

Non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and a secret protocol dividing Northern and Eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influence.
(23 August 1939; translation in Czech and English, facsimile in German and Russian)

Czech statements, declarations and documents regarding WWII sponsored by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(1939-1945; Czech originals with English and German translations)

(2 October 1941; transcription in Czech)

( August to September 1945; transcription in Czech)

(1945; transcription in Czech)

(after 1945; facsimile, video in Czech)

(1947; images, transcription in Czech)

(9 May 1948; transcription in Czech)

(11 July 1960; transcription in Czech)

(1968; transcription in Czech)

Documents regarding the Soviet response to the 1968 Prague Spring.
Part of the Wilson Center's Digital Archive of the Cold War.
(28 February to 26 November 1968; transcriptions and facsimiles)
Declassified CIA documents from Cold War Era Hard Target Analysis.
(28 October 1968; PDF facsimiles)

(1968; transcription in Czech)

The program document of the political dissidents in Czechoslovakia.
(December 1976 to January 1977; PDF facsimiles in Czech and English)

(26 February 1990; transcription in Czech)

(25 November 1992; transcription in Czech)

(1993; transcription in Czech)

(1993; transcription in Czech)

(21 January 1997; German transcription)
(21 January 1997; English translation)

(1997; transcription in Czech)

(26 February 1999; transcription in Czech)

Statutes, criminal and civil codes, and other legal materials.
A portal of the BYU Law School.
Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal, and government documents.

Online access to digitized materials of the State Regional Archives in Trebon, Czech Republic.
Webpage available in English, German, or Czech.
(16th to 20th centuries; facsimiles)

Digitized German-language newspapers of Central and Eastern Europe outside German-speaking countries.
(18th to 20th centuries; newspaper facsimiles)

(1414-1619, 1715, 1847; transcription in Czech and German)

(1918-1999; transcription in Czech)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

(Facsimiles)

  • World Wonders Project: Czech Republic
Czech heritage sites viewed with Google street view technology.
Historic Center of Český Krumlov
Historic Center of Prague
Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
(Interactive facsimiles images)

EuroDocs > History of Czech Republic: Primary Documents


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Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
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