The article deals with the relation between the space and identity of a group. The point of departure for an analysis of the Chronicles of the Novales monastery is the assumption that community identity is a construct that is subject to constant actualisation. By accepting the thesis that the place of the foundation and the space belonging to the abbey are extremely important factors of communal monastic identity, the article attempts to trace the narration strategies in the Chronicle, which make use of the categories of space and place, based on the authority of the past (including famous persons), the sacral status of the property and the widely understood practice of space.
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