Small Mysteries of the Registry of Reček’s College Cover Image

Drobné záhady rejstříku Rečkovy koleje
Small Mysteries of the Registry of Reček’s College

Author(s): František Šmahel
Subject(s): History
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum
Keywords: Charles University; College of Virgin Mary; Jan Reček; Old Town of Prague; uprising of 1483; Office for the Punishment of Mortal Sins; Bishop Augustin Luciani

Summary/Abstract: The article analyses two entries in the manuscript VI E f. 8 of Lobkowitz Library in Nelahozeves, which contains the oldest book catalogues of libraries of Prague colleges. Most likely, these entries registered the existence of an office for the supervision of public morals, which was, in the author’s view, after its re-establishment in September 1483 located in Reček’s College. In addition to a hand-over protocol about the return of the seal, the founding charter, the cash box, and keys to the college, these entries also include rules of correct behaviour expected of candidates of holy orders, who may have been at that time residing in the abovementioned college.

  • Issue Year: 53/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 11-21
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Czech