Ut dicitur, lapsus est in heresim condempnatam…, or What Libri confirmationum Records and What it Doesn’t. Cover Image

Ut dicitur, lapsus est in heresim condempnatam… aneb co (ne)zachytí Libri confirmationum.
Ut dicitur, lapsus est in heresim condempnatam…, or What Libri confirmationum Records and What it Doesn’t.

An Analysis of the Confirmation Books from the Prague Diocese in 1421–1436

Author(s): Ondřej Vodička
Subject(s): History, Middle Ages, 15th Century
Published by: Filosofický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Praha
Keywords: Ecclesiastic administration; Hussite revolution; Prague archdiocese; patronage rights; Libri confirmationum

Summary/Abstract: The study covers sources stemming from the activities of the Prague general vicar’s office while in exile in Zittau during the Hussite wars, especially the consistory books. An analysis of these sources tries to determine the real extent of Catholic ecclesiastic administration in war-town Bohemia. It also examines shifts in the practice of occupying benefices forced by the situation, transfers in the holding of patronage rights, and the effects of these changes on the keeping of consistory books. By comparing six rather well-mapped noble careers, the study attempts to determine how much the political and confessional situation in the divided diocese is reflected in the Zittau records and the reliability of the testaments these sources provide.

  • Issue Year: 9/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 215-236
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Czech