Title: Weaponry from the Vassal House in Křivoklát Castle from the Early 15th Century. Modernity or Anachronism?
Authors: Hložek, Josef
Ławrynowicz, Olgierd
Citation: HLOŽEK, J. ŁAWRYNOWICZ, O.Weaponry from the Vassal House in Křivoklát Castle from the Early 15th Century. Modernity or Anachronism?. Fasciculi Archaeologiae Historicae, 2020, roč. 33, s. 183-199. ISSN 0860-0007.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/42966
ISSN: 0860-0007
Keywords in different language: Křivoklát Castle;Manský dům;Medieval Period;weaponry;castle
Abstract: Soubor kovových artefaktů z prostoru zaniklého manského domu hradu Křivoklát představuje unikátní sondu do života hradu v období husitských válek a manské soustavy přináležející k hradu. Zaniklý manský dům se díky krátké době existence, známému datu zániku (18. března 1422 odpoledne) a unikátní, mladšími zásahy neporušené situaci „pompejského typu“ stal výjimečným pramenem poznání hmotné kultury vyššího o sociálního prostředí v předhusitských Čechách.
Abstract in different language: This paper aims at discussing an exceptionally well dated assemblage of pre-Hussite weaponry in Bohemia which survived in Křivoklát Castle. This castle was one of the most important medieval defensive seats of the kings of Bohemia. Archaeological examinations of the so-called Vassal House (Czech: Manský dům, German: Lehensmannshaus) which were carried out in the 1980s by Tomaš Durdík yielded important results which have not been published in full. In destruction layers of the feature which was an economic hinterland of the castle there were numerous remains of weaponry and military equipment, such as fragments of shafted weapons, crossbows, armours and individual finds of firearms. These artefacts are now a unique assemblage of weaponry from the period of intense transformation of Euro-pean arms and armour in the early 15th century. They are also a material testimony of existence of the castle garrison, which was composed of local vassals who were obliged to defend it. It is assumed that in the pre-Hussite period the garrison may have been composed of about 60 combatants, including nearly 40 shooters.
Rights: © Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences
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