Second, modified and expanded edition of a publication about the history of the Karolinum building and the education and celebraation of the Charles University. The author describes the construction development, giving special attention to modern reconstructions according to projects by architects J. Fragner and T. Šantavý. It also talks about celebrations, especially rector inaugurations, imatriculations and graduations, describes the scrips of the celebrations and insignias used, ceremonial costumes, scepters, and medals on the chains of the dignitaries.
Appendix contains various texts used in the rites, as well s changes of the official names of Prague's higher university education. Rich image supplement includes extensive set of current colour pictures of the building and historic objects, historic black and white photos, graphics and construction blueprints.
First College of the University in Prague
Karolinum in the History of Charles University
Modern Reconstructions of the Historic Building
Contemporary Ceremonies in Karolinum's Aula Magna
Insignia and Ceremonial Dress
List of Illustrations
Karolinum, Prague 2010, 192 pages, 260 x 200 mm, ISBN 9788024618777