(Bishops and Testaments of Clergy in the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary)
Abstract: In our paper we deal with testaments of clergymen in the Kingdom of Hungary in the Middle Ages in relation with bishops and archbishops. As the highest ranked officials of the Church, bishops represented guarantees and protectors of testamentary law of clerics. Their episcopal power became a pledge for practical exercise of their testamentary law in the kingdom. They performed tasks as witnesses, executors or they provided confirmation of last wills in higher ranks of the hierarchy. At the same time they were recipients of various testamentary messages in material, financial or spiritual forms or they formed messages of such kinds. In our paper we also analyze personal testaments of bishops and archbishops.
Author: NEMEŠ Jaroslav
Publication order reference: Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, Katedra mediamatiky a kultúrneho dedičstva, Univerzitná 8215/1, 010 26 Žilina, Slovak Republic, mail: email@example.com
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2020, vol.: 24, number: 2, pages: 322-338
Key words: Hungary; History; Middle Ages; Testaments; Bishops; Canon Law;