PERSONÁLNE OBSADENIE SPIŠSKEJ KAPITULY V ČASE POSOBENIA PAVLA A HENRICHA (1301 – 1323)
(Staffing of Spiš Chapter During the Period of Supervision of Prelates Pavol and Henrich (1301 – 1323))
Abstract: This study provides archontological‑prosopographical analysis of staffing of Spiš chapter during the period of 1301 to 1323. The first part provides reconstruction of the internal order of the chapter, focusing not only on ecclesiastical benefice of the canons, but also on lower ranked members of the chapter. The study also maps the dynamics of middle class of clergy in Hungarian kingdom. This is done by reconstruction of individual positions of particular chapter members and, where possible, also by observing their relations outside the ecclesiastical environment. Importance of such observations arises from the fact that this category of clergy was considered to be clerical elite (in both literal, as well as broader sense) by their mere participation in a chapter house (in this case, Spiš chapter). On one hand, they took part in state management by occupying trustworthy positions. On the other, they presented a reservoir of candidates for the highest ranks in ecclesiastical hierarchy. The research of these processes can provide the results only if it is performed systematically. This study is aimed at becoming a part of such research.
Authors: Labanc, Peter
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 1, pages: 39-49 (PDF file)
Key words: HUNGARIAN KINGDOM, SPIŠ, ECCLESIASTICAL INSTITUTE, CHAPTER, CANONS