Die Verschriftlichung des Kriegsalltages : die Akten der während des Hussitenkrieges in Znaim und Iglau stationierten österreichischen Söldner

Variant title
Writing everyday war : the papers of the Austrian mercenaries garrisoned in Znojmo and Jihlava during the Hussite War
Zpísemnění válečné každodennosti : písemnosti rakouských žoldnéřů, působících ve Znojmě a Jihlavě za husitské revoluce
Author: Elbel, Petr
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2019, vol. 66, iss. 1, pp. 5-57
  • ISSN
    1803-7429 (print)
    2336-4513 (online)
Type: Article
License: Not specified license
The present paper uses two case studies to scrutinize the many different documents emanating from the administrative needs of late medieval mercenaries and their employers. The analyzed documents come from the Moravian towns of Jihlava and Znojmo, both of which Duke Albert of Austria held in pledge during the Hussite War. The corpus consists mostly of receipts issued by the mercenaries confirming received pay, and documents, which pertain to transactions concerning compensations for damages. The sources are first classified and analyzed from the point of view of medieval diplomatics. Secondly, the study tries to reconstruct the overall expenditure for the Austrian garrisons in Jihlava and Znojmo. Thirdly, the paper discusses fruitful areas for further research based on the presented sources.
Summary language
  • Der vorliegende Aufsatz entstand im Rahmen des von der Grantová agentura České republiky/Czech Science Foundation geförderten Forschungsprojektes GX19-28415X "From Performativity to Institutionalization: Handling Conflict in the Late Middle Ages (Strategies, Agents, Communication)."