Dobrá smrt na popravišti. Návody na zacházení s odsouzenci k smrti v katolickém „ars moriendi“ ze 17. století
Good death on the execution site. Instructions for the treatment of prisoners sentenced to death in the Catholic ‘Ars Moriendi’ of the 17th century
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceHistorie – Otázky – Problémy (History, Issues, Problems), 2019, 11, 1, 109-126
Ars Moriendi, good death, execution, Catholic clergy
The study introduces an effort to achieve salvation for criminals who were sentenced to death during the Baroque period. It is based on a probe into the instructions for the treatment of people sentenced to death written for Roman Catholic priests and published during the 17th century. The author follows the spiritual preparations for an execution in the context of the Baroque concept of ‘good death’, which formed the core of the ‘Ars Moriendi’ literature. The texts are treated as normative historical sources, which influenced the period practice, but also were marked by it.