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Pismenost u okrilju velikaškog roda: primjer Frankapana u srednjem vijeku


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Bertović, Kristian. (2018). Pismenost u okrilju velikaškog roda: primjer Frankapana u srednjem vijeku. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Galović, Tomislav].

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Medieval Literacy in the Aristocratic Context - A Case Study of the Frankapan Family The main goal of this paper is to highlight various aspect – political, administrative, legal, and religious - of the aristocratic literacy of the Counts of Krk/Frankapan family. The paper opens with a theoretical overview of the meaning and development of literacy through the Middle Ages, followed by the political history of the family. All three mentioned aspects are looked upon through a set of semi-independent case studies. The political literacy is focused on the analysis of the communication and forgeries between the Counts of Krk and their seniors – Doges of Venice and Hungarian kings. Administrative and legal aspect has been built around three legal monuments, created by or in the presence of the family for the communes under their rule. It searches for the common patterns behind them and looks deeper into the issue of multilingualism. Religious aspects of the Frankapan literacy have been displayed through the notion of religious patronage. By comparing the Franciscans and the Paulines under the family patronage, one can notice the difference in the usage of language regarding the public/private space. It seems that the Latin has a dominant role in the public spaces and could be connected to the prestige representation, while the Glagolitic script and Croatian language had more personal and private use. Finally, connections between the Croatian and Czech and Polish Glagolites are used to highlight the overall political, economic, religious, and linguistic framework in which both Latin and Croatian literacy could thrive.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counts of Krk, Frankapan family, patronage, Fransiscans, Paulines, Venice, Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia, Law Codex of Vinodol, Senj Statute, Krk (Vrbnik) Statute
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Galović, Tomislav
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 12:29
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 12:29

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