Stát, světec a raný středověk (Opat Prokop očima recenzentů)
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THE STATE, THE SAINT AND THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES. ABBOT PROKOP AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF REVIEW WRITERS
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This text is a response to a review of Petr Sommer's book 'Svaty Prokop. Z pocatku ceskeho statu a cirkve' (Saint Prokop. From the Beginnings of the Bohemian State and Church), Prague 2007. The concept of this book, which strives to provide an interdisciplinary view of the Early Middle Age and Prokop's personality was positively received. However, negative responses related to the concept of the organization of the early medieval Bohemian state, its church and the institution of private property. In response to these reproaches, the author explains why the argument based on Prokop's ownership of private property as the justification for the existence of private and heritable property in the Early Bohemian Middle Ages is unacceptable to him; why he does not consider the model of the feudal organization of society as antiquated and where the principles of organization of the early Bohemian state and its society lie. Furthermore, he discusses the possibilities of using legendary texts, penitentials and books of homilies for the reconstruction of Prokop's world and the degree of modelling permissible in the work of a historian who detaches himself from historical resources.
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