Členové servitského řádu mezi anonymitou a věhlasem. Možnosti a meze biografického studia servitských řeholníků
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MEMBERS OF THE SERVITE ORDER BETWEEN ANONYMITY AND FAME. POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITS OF BIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH OF SERVITE FRIARS
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study explores the problem of scholarly accessibility of life courses of individual friars on the example of the Servite order. The author analyses the principles of intentional keeping and shaping of memory on the members of the order and points out the intepretational possibilities and limits connected with the preserved sources as well as with the processes of ascribing meaning, and more specifically fame to individual friars. The author emphasises that the category of fame has had a long tradition of usage within religious orders which is closely tied to the literary concept of „viri illustres“. It is therefore necessary to take into account the filters of perception which were at work in the processes of preserving the collective memory on individual members of the order.
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