Legal culture in the Czech lands was based on customary law. The nobility did not trust codification efforts of the Bohemian kings Přemysl Ottokar II and Wenceslaus II. Wenceslaus' codification efforts were finally executed only in the sphere of special laws. Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Roman Emperor, tried to publish the Maiestas Carolina code in 1355. The last law code was written under King Vladislav II Jagiellon in 1500 (“Vladislavské zřízení zemské” / “The Code of Vladislav”). The essay follows the article “Czech Codifications in the High Middle Ages” published in 2014 and closely introduces the Vladislav Code.
Source: Krafl P. (2020). Czech Medieval Codifications: The Code of Vladislav (1500). Czech-Polish Historical and Pedagogical Journal. 12/1: 69–73
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