Prague Castle is the oldest functioning residence of the head of state in Europe and as such has undergone profound changes during more than a thousand years of its existence. In addition to an outline of its architectural evolution the reader is offered fascinating glimpses of the turbulent history of Prague Castle. The book is packed with interesting information about the rulers, artists and politicians who entered its walls. Where it is necessary to provide a wider historical background, the book exceeds here and there the limits suggested by its title.
Author Miloš Pokorny´(*1931) has profited from extensive experience gained during fifty years in the field of illustrated history publishing in London in assembling an unusual collection of images documenting the history of Prague Castle and the often fascinating events and personalities associated with it. Author has been working in British publishing since 1963 and gradually collected the extraordinary visual documentation offered in this attractive volume.
“A really marvellous book: fair-minded with wonderfully clear text and captions, matched by beautiful, interesting and relevant photographs and illustrations (including wonderful maps).” Dr Mary Heimann University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
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