Personal Names in the Context of the Documents of the Medieval Church Office Cover Image

Nazwy własne osobowe w kontekście dokumentów średniowiecznej kancelarii kościelnej
Personal Names in the Context of the Documents of the Medieval Church Office

Author(s): Agnieszka Kutyła
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: anthroponymy; medieval document; diplomacy; form document; intitulation; inscription; narration; dating; testing; notary certification; antroponimia; dokument średniowieczny; dyplomatyka; formularz dokumentu; intytulacja; inskrypcja; narracja; datacja

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses sixteenth-century Polish anthroponymia as preserved in the documents of Jarosław Bogoria Skotnicki, the archbishop of Gniezno. The onomastic material has been depicted in the context of the structure (form) of diplomas. They show Polish anthroponymy against the backdrop of medieval events they describe, a fact that constitutes the onomastic interpretation of official texts under study. The sources used here have shown the spontaneous changes in the manner of naming people, starting from one-word nomination, inherited from the pre-Slavonic epoch, through a more extensive system of identification by means of nonnominal onomastic elements derived from appelate, anthroponymic, and toponymic forms that are not surnames. The question of the way to identify person in the Middle Ages and its reflection in office documents may determine the direction for further studies on Polish anthroponymy.

  • Issue Year: 57/2009
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 55-103
  • Page Count: 49
  • Language: Polish