K informačnej hodnote katalógu vizitačných protokolov Ostrihomského arcibiskupstva (16. – 20. storočie)
On the information value of the catalogue of visitation protocols of Esztergom archdiocese (16th – 20th century)
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The article analyses the source information value of the catalogue of visitation protocols of Esztergom archdiocese and compares the data from the catalogue with the original texts of visitation protocols. The authors of catalogue visited 822 parishes and elaborated 1088 original visitation protocols, which are stored in the Primatial archive in Esztergom (Prímási Levéltár Esztergom). In regard to the extraordinary large content of the visitation protocols the authors worked out a transparent catalogue, which is an important archival tool because it helps the processing the protocols. Catalogue contains the different data, f.e. the name of the parish, the church's patrocinium and other supplementary pieces of information on churches or chapels in the parishes and their filial churches. The catalogue describes the important sacral buildings, but some of the buildings are not mention at all and some – especially in regard to the details – are described inaccurately (even in the original protocols). The author of the article highlights the usefulness of this catalogue as the possible secondary source of information, but also the need to work with original visitation protocols and other archival sources. Data were added sequentially into the catalogue until the end of the 18th century, but some notes were added until the middle of the 20th century.
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