ON THE MOST RECENT RESEARCH ON ST. PROKOP AND THE SAZAVA MONASTERY
Novel approaches to the issue of the foundation of the Saazava Monastery and the personality of its founder St. Prokop are presented by contributed papers in the Collection 'Svaty Prokop, Cechy a stredni Evrope' (Saint Prokop, Bohemia and Central Europe), Prague 2006 and in Petr Sommer's monograph 'Svaty Prokop. Z pocatku ceskeho statu a cirkve' (Saint Prokop. From the Beginnings of the Bohemian State and Church), Prague 2007. Yet, individual authors do not exhibit unanimity in their views on the circumstances surrounding the foundation of the Monastery or regarding the sources of the Old Slavonic liturgy used in the Monastery in the 11th century. The views that the earliest Bohemian monasteries merely relied upon a share from the Prince's income, as opposed to benefiting from their possession of land and villages, are criticised.
Libor Jan, Historicky ustav Filozoficke fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, Arna Novaka 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Publication order reference
CEJSH db identifier