„Schwestern, so sich in geistlichen hauß deren annuntiaten coelestinen befinden.“ Anatomie jedné řeholní komunity (1706–1782)
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„Schwestern, so sich in geistlichen hauß deren annuntiaten coelestinen befinden.“ Anatomy of one cloister community (1706–1782)
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The article offers a glimpse into a personal structure of the still neglected cloister of the contemplative order of Celestine nuns (or Sisters of Annunciation), which was introduced to Bohemia by a well-known nobleman Franz Anton von Sporck in 1706 and which first existed in south-Bohemian Choustníkovo Hradiště and then in Prague after 1739 until its cancellation in 1782. The important features of the cloister community’s inner condition include the social and geographic origin of its members, circumstances of the candidacy and activity of the nuns in the order, administration of the individual convent offices or inner differentiation of the community, which can serve as a base for looking into other aspects of life in the early modern female cloister community. It becomes apparent that the commented statistical data are one of the available means of understanding the everyday reality of the strict order and can serve as a suitable basis for research into the issue in a broader aspect.
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