Biography Little is known about the life of Bartoloměj Dvorský, other than what he wrote about himself in his polemic,
Proti Alchoranu. He was an Utraquist pastor in the town of Kouřim in central Bohemia, and the Ottoman successes in Hungary in the 1540s provoked him to write this work.
Primary Sources of Information The only source associated with the author is the
Proti Alchoranu itself.
Secondary Sources of Information L. Lisy-Wagner,
Islam, Christianity, and the making of Czech identity, 1453-1683, Burlington VT, 2013 T. Rataj,
České země ve stínu půlměsíce. Obraz Turka v ran…