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Rukopis listáře Jana z Jenštejna
A Manuscript of the epistolary of Jan of Jenštejn

Author(s): Zdeňka Hledíková
Subject(s): 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Masarykův ústav
Keywords: Manuscript; autograph; Jan of Jenštejn

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the external analysis of a part of the manuscript dating from the 15th century which contains a collection of letters of the archbishop Jan of Jenštejn; it was copied at the end of the 14th century and published 1877 by J. Loserth under the title Jenštejn´s Epistolary. The text focuses on the adjustment of the quires and character and order of the letters copied, as well as on the text corrections made by another scribe. It concludes that the manuscript originated under the direct supervision of the archbishop who transmitted the papers of individual letters to the scribe step by step for copying them and then he polished their stylistic form and corrected them. The conserved manuscript came into being in the year 1398 in Herštejn and as a whole it represents the concept of Jenštejn´s new autobiographic work analogous to Petraca´s Familiares. The epistolary has never been transcribed into definitive form for the public.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 57-83
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Czech
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