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DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Czech and Slovak Republics is the final word better half to the very good Czech and Slovak Republics. even if you must discover the spell binding city of Prague and its wonderful Gothic, Medieval, and Baroque structure, take a scenic stroll or force via attractive landscapes and unbelievable mountain surroundings, or realize the easiest of the neighborhood beer halls, this entire advisor is jam-packed with the insider counsel each customer must utilize their Czech and Slovak Republic stopover at. absolutely illustrated with hundreds of thousands of images, cutaways and specified maps, you'll locate specific heritage details on the entire interesting sights the Czech and Slovak Republics need to provide.

This trip advisor additionally comes whole with stories and suggestions for lodges and eating places within the Czech and Slovak Republics, for each funds. totally up to date and accelerated, the DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor: Czech and Slovak Republics explores either countries' nightlife, colourful fairs, stress-free retail remedy, and gorgeous cathedrals, and gives tips for climbing and snowboarding within the excessive Tatras of this excellent area.

Don't omit a specific thing in your holiday with DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to Czech and Slovak Republics!

HIGHLIGHTS comprise:

-Packed with images, illustrations, and maps

-Cutaways and flooring plans of all of the significant attractions

-3-D aerial perspectives of the city's finest districts

-Huge collection of motels, eating places, shops, and leisure venues

-Specially devised jogging excursions, precise occasions information

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The stairs to the upper floors are opposite the ticket office at the main entrance. Head of Christ Painted by El Greco in the 1590s, this portrait emphasizes the humanity of Christ. At the same time the curious square halo gives the painting the qualities of an ancient icon. KEY German and Austrian Art 1400–1800 Flemish and Dutch Art 1400–1600 Italian Art 1400–1500 Roman Art Flemish and Dutch Art 1600–1800 French Art 1600–1800 Icons, Classical and Ancient Art . The Martyrdom of St Thomas This magnificent work is by Peter Paul Rubens, the foremost Flemish Baroque painter of the 17th century.

R E P U B L I C 37 REFORMER JAN HUS Jan Hus was one of the most important religious thinkers of his day. His objections to the Catholic Church’s corrupt practices and opulent lifestyle were shared by many Czechs – peasants and nobles alike. His reformist preaching in Prague earned him a huge following and was noticed by the Papacy, which excommunicated him. In 1414 Hus decided to defend his teaching at the Council of Constance. Even though he had received a guarantee of safe conduct from Emperor Sigismund, Hus was imprisoned and burned at the stake in 1415.

TIMELINE 1526–64 Reign of Ferdinand I 1458 George of Poděbrady elected to Bohemian throne 1466 Paul II anounces a crusade against Bohemia 1475 1450 1525 1500 1490 Vladislav II 1471 Coronation of Vladislav Jagiello, king of Bohemia becomes king of Hungary Vladislav Jagiello 1526 Louis Jagiello killed at the Battle of Mohács T H E H I S T O R Y O F T H E C Z E C H R E P U B L I C 39 pressure from the clergy, combined with the Emperor’s deepening mental illness, forced Rudolph to abdicate in favour of his brother Matthias.

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