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Pražský mariánský sloup – duchovní stred Evropy © National Library of the Czech republic

Collection of 526 prints of university theses from 1637-1754

Registration year: 2011
Submission year: 
2010
Collection ID: 
2010-04

The Prague collection of 526 university theses is the largest collection of its kind related to a single educational establishment: in this case, Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe. It uniquely embodies the phenomenon of baroque culture in the European university environment and provides irreplaceable comparative material for European universities or other types of schools, but whose collections have unfortunately been preserved to a lesser extent. While the textual component of this important historical source adds to what we know about the nature of university philosophical studies and the official university ceremonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, the visual component significantly enriches and deepens our understanding of the highly sophisticated baroque iconography and baroque graphic art.

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Pražský mariánský sloup – duchovní stred Evropy © National Library of the Czech republic
Pražský mariánský sloup – duchovní stred Evropy. 1661.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Oslava císare Leopolda I. jako ceského krále © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Oslava císare Leopolda I. jako ceského krále. 1661.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Oslava Leopolda I. s dedicem trunu (Srovnání Leopolda I. s Aeneou). 1681. © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Oslava Leopolda I. s dedicem trunu (Srovnání Leopolda I. s Aeneou). 1681.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Oslava jezuitské misijní cinnosti s Kristem a sv. Ignácem. Uprostred mapa sveta. 1695. © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Oslava jezuitské misijní cinnosti s Kristem a sv. Ignácem. Uprostred mapa sveta. 1695.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Podobizna hrabete Jana Václava z Gallasu (patron disputace, k níž zhotovena tato univerzitní teze). 1707. © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Podobizna hrabete Jana Václava z Gallasu (patron disputace, k níž zhotovena tato univerzitní teze). 1707.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Univerzitní teze Jana Václava Steüdla. Mezzotinta (autor obrazové predlohy Guido Reni, rytec Elias Christoph Heiss, Augsburg). sign. Th. 130. 1708. © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Univerzitní teze Jana Václava Steüdla. Mezzotinta (autor obrazové predlohy Guido Reni, rytec Elias Christoph Heiss, Augsburg). sign. Th. 130. 1708.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Univerzitní teze Františka Josefa Koniáše. Mezzotinta (autor obrazové predlohy Paolo Veronese, rytec Gottlieb Heüss, Augsburg). sign. Th. 474. 1734. © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Univerzitní teze Františka Josefa Koniáše. Mezzotinta (autor obrazové predlohy Paolo Veronese, rytec Gottlieb Heüss, Augsburg). sign. Th. 474. 1734.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan

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Mars a Minerva ochranují uherského prince Josefa, pozdejšího císare Josefa II. Univerzitní teze Petra Rebitzera. Mediryt (rytci Jan a Josef Klauberovi, Augsburg). sign. Th. 331. 1748. © National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
Mars a Minerva ochranují uherského prince Josefa, pozdejšího císare Josefa II. Univerzitní teze Petra Rebitzera. Mediryt (rytci Jan a Josef Klauberovi, Augsburg). sign. Th. 331. 1748.
© National Library of the Czech republic / Novotný, Jan
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