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Rondel, Jindrichuv Hradec

Rondel, Jindrichuv Hradec

Baldassare Maggi (architect). Rondel, 1591. Castle at Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic (Bohemia). (photo by Herbert Frank)

The Castle and Chateau in Jindrichuv Hradec is the third largest historical complex in the Czech Republic. The jewel of the Renaissance Chateau is the Rondel, an unusual Italianate garden pavilion decorated with gilded stucco and colourful frescoes, designed in 1591 by Baldassare Maggi. (from Discover Czech)

Subject-specific databases

While using Summon and EBSCO from the home page are good ways to start research, the library subscribes to subject-specific databases for art, architecture, music and history that can be helpful to search individually also.


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Searching by subject

Searching by subject is a good way to uncover sources on very specific or esoteric topics.

In the BGSU or OhioLINK library catalogs, you will find subject headings at the bottom of the full record for a book.

Subject headings in catalog record for a book

In EBSCO, you will find subject headings beneath the citations in the results of your searches.

subject headings in EBSCO results

Mix & match the following Library of Congress subject headings to find books and articles about art, architecture and music in Renaissance Bohemia (Czech Republic) and Northern Europe. Because different sources will use some terms and not others, it is useful to combine terms in as many ways as you can think of in order to be as comprehensive as possible in your searching.

Geographical term Content term/Time period term
Czechoslovakia Art
Czech Republic Art, Renaissance
Bohemia Architecture, Renaissance
Europe, Northern Buildings
Prague Music
  History; History -- 16th century; History -- 17th century; 
History -- 1403-1526; History -- 1526-1618; 

To search by subject in OhioLINK, go to the advanced search and change the dropdown to "subject."

In the OhioLINK advanced search, change the dropdown next to the search box to "subject." Put phrases in quotes so your search returns results that use those words together. You can limit to English language materials at the bottom of the screen.

To search by subject in EBSCO, go to the advanced search and change the menu dropdown to "subject terms."

Change the dropdown after the search box in EBSCO to subject to search by subject.


European Diplomacy, Family Strategies, and the Origins of Renaissance Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe


Artibus et Historiae, Vol. 30, No. 60 (2009), pp. 173-190


The Community of Italian Building Masons in Prague, 1535—1720

Marilyn S. Clark

Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 8 (1999), pp. 165-173


Music in the Culture of the Renaissance

Edward E. Lowinsky

Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct., 1954), pp. 509-553


The Diffusion of the Italian Renaissance Style in Western European Art

Earl Rosenthal

The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, Central Renaissance Conference (Winter, 1978), pp. 33-45


Polish Renaissance Architecture

Karol Estreicher

The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Vol. 86, No. 502, Polish Number (Jan., 1945), pp. 2+4-9


Some Aspects of the Slavonic Renaissance

Henrik Birnbaum

The Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 47, No. 108 (Jan., 1969), pp. 37-56


"Bohemian nobility and alchemy in the second half of the 16th century: Wilhelm of Rosenberg and two alchemists."

Karpenko, Vladimir

Cauda  Pavonis: The Hermetic Text Society Newsletter (1996): 14-18. 


"'This charming invention created by the King': Christian IV and his invisible music."

Arne Spohr

Danish Yearbook of Musicology 39 (2012): 13-33.


"Built architecture for music: Spaces for chamber music in sixteenth-century Italy."

Moretti, Laura, (Author). 

In The Routledge companion to music and visual culture. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2014. Pages: 281-285.

This book is available through OhioLINK, or you can request the chapter through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). 


"Composing space: The terminology of space between the Venetian School and new music."

Graefe, Yvonne, (Author). 

In Music in Architecture - Architecture in Musicedited by Michael Benedikt. Austin, TX : Center for American Architecture and Design, [2014]. Chapter 12.

This book is not available through OhioLINK - you can request the chapter via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and it will be sent from out of state. 


"Early instruments in the Czech Republic."

Freemanová, Michaela, (Author).  

Czech And Slovak Journal Of Humanities 3, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): 32-35. 


"Music in Bohemia in the era of Renaissance and humanism." 

DaněkPetr, (Author)

Music news from Prague, January 01, 1993., 3-5.


"Remarks on the festivities of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Prague (1585)."

Baťa, Jan, (Author).  

Musicologica Brunensia 51, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 25-35. 


"Renaissance Gothic: Pictures of geometry and narratives of ornament."

Kavaler, Ethan Matt. 

Art History 29, no. 1 (February 2006): 1-46. Full text online.


"The reception of the Renaissance style in Eastern Europe."

Gross, Priva B

Polish Review 22, no. 4 (December 1977): 76-80.