Smrt konvertity. Zprávy o dobré a špatné smrti v konfesním kontextu
The death of a convert. Reports on good and bad death in the denominational context
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceHistorie – Otázky – Problémy (History, Issues, Problems), 2019, 11, 1, 63-80
conversion, death, exile, revenant
The study analyses reports on the death of converts in the context of the period ideal of good dying. From the mid-16th century printed reports on the death of converts, which were conceived as public printed evidence that a member of a given denomination died a good death, confirmed his or her conversion and thus the authenticity and correctness of the given oracle. Doubts about the nature of the death of the converts appeared in the sources of a personal nature, too — in the Czech milieu they are found in some memes and journals from the period just after the battle of the White Mountain. Their analysis is aimed at revealing the attitudes of writers, often exiles, to the conversion and knowledge of ideas and values associated with the change of a denomination.