One of the few autobiographies to have survived from the Middle Ages, this life histroy of one of the most influential rulers of the fourteenth century, Charles IV of Bohemia, covers his life from birth until his election as King of Germany in 1346. Charles describes his childhood, spent mainly in the court of French kings, his juvenile years, his marriage and his first steps into the international political scene during the early part of the fourteenth century. This volume also includes the first ever English translation of the "Legend of Saint Wenceslas", written by Charles IV of Luxemburg. It contains both the Latin narrative sources and a complete English language translation.
Publisher: Central European University Press