In 2019, Tomáš Petráček was the only one from the University of Hradec Králové to receive the best possible evaluation for his contribution to knowledge (according to the M17 + Methodology within Module 1). The university is excited and we are even more so! He was awarded for the book “Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th-12th Centuries: A Central European Perspective”, which was published in 2017 by the prestigious Dutch publishing house Brill.
Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th-12th Centuries: A Central European Perspective offers a unique analysis of the history of early medieval Czech society. It draws new attention to the role of serfdom and slavery in the early period of the Přemyslid dynasty in the Czech lands, and the organization of land and property access and ownership. The provocative conclusions reached by the author in this study shed new light on the oldest period of Czech history. Petráček analyses these issues comparatively, also taking into account Poland and Hungary; this is an approach unique to this book.
Publication Date: 03 Apr 2017
Publication Date: 04 May 2017