MENOVANIA ČLENOV SPIŠSKEJ KAPITULY DO VZNIKU SPIŠSKÉHO BISKUPSTVA V ROKU 1776
(Appointment of the Members of the Spiš Chapter until the Foundation of the Spiš Diocese in 1776)
Abstract: Appointments of the Church representatives to the office represented significant processes in the functioning of the Church and reflected their status and influence in the society. In the Spiš Chapter, these were the superiors of the Church, provosts and canons. In the history of the Spiš Chapter, the practices of appointment underwent significant changes. Besides highest Church representatives, papal court and the archbishopric of Esztergom; secular patrons, especially Hungarian sovereigns and members of the Chapter were also involved in the process. Occupation of the canonical posts changed a few times as well. The article deals partially with the practice of acceptance of the office, too. Its aim is to specify the changes which occurred from the foundation of the Chapter at the turn of the 13th century until the foundation of the Spiš Bishopric in 1776. The work is mostly based on the published and unpublished archival sources, especially deeds, canonical visitations and chapter statuses.
Authors: Glejtek, Miroslav
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2013, vol. 6, number: 1, pages: 122-139 (PDF file)
Key words: CHURCH, THE SPIŠ CHAPTER, PROVOST, CANON, APPOINTMENT PROCESS