History of Czech Republic: Primary Documents

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A virtual library of digitised documents sponsored by the Czech National Library.
(Book facsimiles in Czech, Latin and German languages)

The document is written by bishop Saint Augustine.
(397; transcription in the Czech language)

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

(822 - 907; image, transcription in the Czech language)

Map
(image)

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

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

(880; image, facsimile in the Latin language)

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

First Czech prince
(9th century; image)

(935 - 972; image)

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

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

(995; transcription in the Czech language)

(10th century; image, transcription in the Czech language)

(999 - 1002; image)

Decree issued persecution of pagan religion and encouraging of Christianity in Bohemia.
(1039; transcription in the Czech language)

(1055; transcription in the Czech language)

Passage of the Chronicle.
(1086; facsimile, transcription in the Czech language)

(11th century; image, transcription in the Czech language)

(1086; transcription in the Czech language)

(11th – 12th centuries; image, transcription in the Czech language)

(12th century; transcription in the Latin language)

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

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

(13th century; image, transcription in the Czech language)

(March 29, 1254; transcription in the Czech language)

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

(1303; image, transcription in the Czech language)

Collection of the laws of Czech lands .
(end of the 13th century – 1st half of the 14th century; transcription in Czech and in Russian languages)

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

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

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

(July 1318; transcription in the Czech language)

The first chronicle or story written in Czech language.
(up to 1319; images, transcription in the Czech and Latin languages)

(April 30, 1344; transcription in the Czech language)

(1347; facsimile)

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

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

(middle of the 14th century; image, transcription in the Czech language)

Criminal laws of Czech lands.
(2nd half of the 14th century; transcription in Czech and in Russian languages)

Private family and civil Code of laws of Czech lands.
(end of the 14th century – middle of the 15th century; transcription in Czech and in Russian languages)

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

(1408 - 1415; transcription in the English language)

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

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

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

(July 1, 1415; transcription in the English language)

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

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

(1430; image, transcription in the Czech language)

(1456; commentaries, transcription in the Czech language)

The laws and rights of Moravia
(the end of the 15th century- the beginning of the 16th century; facsimile)

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

(1526 - 1740; image, transcription in the Czech language)

(December 15, 1526; transcription in the Czech language)

Document guarantees equal rights for catholic and protestants in Czech and Slovakian lands
(July 9 and August 20, 1609; transcription in the Czech language)

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

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 Jpseph II
(1781; transcription in the Czech language)

(1848 - present; transcriptions)

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

(April - May, 1848; transcription in the German language)

(March 4, 1849; transcription in the Czech and German languages)

Constitution adopted by Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph
(October 20, 1860; transcription in the Czech and German languages)

(1867; transcription in the Czech and German languages)

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

(begining of the 20th century; image, transcription in the Czech language)

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

(October 16, 1918; transcription in the Czech language)

(October 16, 1918; transcription in the Czech language)

(October 18, 1918; facsimile in the Czech language)

(November 13, 1918; transcription in the Czech language)

(February 29, 1920; transcription in the Czech language)

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 the Slovakian and Czech languages)

German and British source materials on the Munich Agreement of 1938.
(March-September 1938; English transcriptions and translations of documents, maps, statistics and commentary)

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

German and British source materials on the Munich Agreement of 1938.
(March-September 1938; English transcriptions and translations of documents, maps, statistics and commentary)

(May – September, 1938; facsimiles, images, transcription in the Czech language)

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

Site contains documents of the Republic
(1938 – 1939; facsimiles in the Slovakian and Czech languages)

(March 16, 1939; transcription in the Czech language)

(1939; image, transcription in the Czech language)

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.
(August 23, 1939; translation in Czech and English, facsimile in the German and Russian languages)

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

(October 2, 1941; transcription in the Czech language)

( August – September 1945; transcription in the Czech language)

(1945; transcription in the Czech language)

(after 1945; facsimile, video in the Czech language)

(1947; images, transcription in the Czech language)

(May 9, 1948; transcription in the Czech language)

(July 11, 1960; transcription in the Czech language)

(1968; transcription in the Czech language)

Site contains documents about Prague Spring Czech and Soviet government actions.
(August 1968; transcription in the Czech language, video)

Declassified CIA documents from Cold War Era Hard Target Analysis.
(28 October 1968; PDF facsimiles)

(1968; transcription in the Czech language)

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

(February 26, 1990; transcription in the Czech language)

(November 25, 1992; transcription in the Czech language)

(1993; transcription in the Czech language)

(1993; transcription in the Czech language)

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

(1997; transcription in the Czech language)

(February 26, 1999; transcription in the Czech language)

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 - 20th centuries; facsimiles)

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

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

(1918 - 1999; transcription in the Czech language)

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

Digitization projects in the Czech Republic (and Eastern Europe), listed by Klaus Graf.
(Scroll down to "Tschechische Republik")
(Facsimiles).

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