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The ennoblement policy of the monarchs of the House of Habsburg in the Bohemian Lands in 18th century
Project IdGAP405/11/1450
Main solverdoc. Mgr. Jiří Brňovják, Ph.D.
Period1/2011 - 12/2013
ProviderStandardní projekt GA ČR
AnotationThe project examines the official way in which bohemian noble titles were granted in the period of the rule of Bohemian Kings John I., Charles VI. and the Queen Maria Therese (1705-1780). The authors will strive to build a database of all administrative proceedings which resulted in granting of a title, a coat of arms or predicate, and analyse the trends in granting of nobility prerogatives and the incolat; the development of the administrative process will be described analyzed in depth, and the changes and transformations of nobility order will be subjected to the same scrutiny, as will be the motives of individual requests and the approaches the authorities took when dealing with them. Part of this project is study of the granting of Bohemian land citizenships (incolat) and the way of entry of ennoblement persons to Bohemian land estates society. The project will evaluate the fulfilment of the whole formal process of entering the Estates through noble title or incolat. The project will contribute to the knowledge of transformation of Bohemian nobility in 18th century.