Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th-12th Centuries: A Central European Perspective offers a unique analysis of the history of early medieval Czech society. It draws new attention to the role of serfdom and slavery in the early period of the Přemyslid dynasty in the Czech lands, and the organization of land and property access and ownership. The provocative conclusions reached by the author in this study shed new light on the oldest period of Czech history. Petráček analyses these issues comparatively, also taking into account Poland and Hungary; this is an approach unique to this book.
Tomáš Petráček, Ph.D. (2003), is Associate Professor of Church and Social History at the University of Hradec Kralové and Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). He has published several articles on the early medieval social and economic history of Czech lands.
All interested in the social, economic and ecclesiastical history of the early middle ages, , and especially that of East Central Europe.