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Župe na području Međimurja u 14. i 15. stoljeću


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Vugrinčić, Benjamin. (2015). Župe na području Međimurja u 14. i 15. stoljeću. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Nikolić Jakus, Zrinka].

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In this paper the author researches medieval parishes in the Međimurje area. The paper concentrates on the 14th and the 15th century since first parishes in written documents appear in the beginning of the 14th century. The medieval Međimurje area falls under Zagreb bishopric in church organization and under Hungarian Zala county in political organization. Parishes situated in this area will be studied based on written documents, archeological findings and by analyzing priests' lives with the help of priest register. Furthermore, churches are examined with the help of analyses of art historians, as well as their location. Parishes are divided in „lowland and highland parishes“ according to their geographical characteristics. Economic aspects of particular areas are also taken into account and church organization is analyzed as well based on two registers from 1334 and 1501. Eleven parishes are enumerated in the first register while there are four more parishes in the register from 1501. Considering that in the middle ages the area „between rivers Mura and Drava“ was covered with thick forests and swamps, this astonishing number of parishes only strengthens the image of a stabile and solid church organization. It should be mentioned that some parishes, such as Štrigova (area which through the Middle Ages and the early modern period obtained cult status known as ancient Stridon, i.e. Saint Jerome's birthplace) and Bistrec (the biggest parish in Međimurje with the highest number of church dignitaries) developed solely owing to church organization, whilst some parishes, such as Nedelišće, Čakovec and Prelog first and foremost developed through trade, craft, mill stations and road and river transport. Other parishes belong to middle category and as such developed moderately through combination of economy and church organization. In this paper the author analyses each parish on a few levels such as, church importance, economic importance and prosperity and growth conditioned by number and behavior of clergymen. Međimurje area is known for its nobility as well, where the most prominent noblemen are Lackovići and Celjski. Saint's patronage played a significant role in some parishes, and the appearance of Paulines and their monastery in Šenkovec near Čakovec only strengthened power of church organization and link with already mentioned nobilites.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Nikolić Jakus, Zrinka
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 09:01
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 09:01

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