The Prague Chapter codex K 16: an unexpected collection of M. Jan of Jesenice? Cover Image

Pražský kapitulní kodex K 16: Netušený sborník M. Jana z Jesenice?
The Prague Chapter codex K 16: an unexpected collection of M. Jan of Jesenice?

Author(s): Dušan Coufal
Subject(s): Middle Ages, History of Religion
Published by: Masarykův ústav a Archiv Akademie věd ČR
Keywords: Manuscript miscellanea; Jan of Jesenice; Public notariat; Hussites

Summary/Abstract: The first part of the study presents comprehensively the late medieval manuscript K 16 of the Metropolitan Chapter Library in Prague. By the analysis of its structure, contents, and chronology of the texts the author determines the genesis of the manuscripts in three layers well distinguished. The second part of the work verifies the identity of its primary user and focuses on the hussite conservative master and lawyer Jan of Jesenice. He studies the connections of his biography and work with the manuscript and he finds a very tight, although un-direct relation in all aspects researched. In general, the study is a contribution to opening further ways of studying late medieval manuscript collections.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 85-139
  • Page Count: 55
  • Language: Czech