Book/Printed Material Latin Legends of Czech Saints: Vitus, Prokop and Wenceslas.
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- Latin Legends of Czech Saints: Vitus, Prokop and Wenceslas.
- Medieval Latin legends about major figures in Czech history form a significant part of the spiritual and cultural heritage of Europe. The cult of Saint Vitus (died 305), the Christian saint and martyr, was spread throughout Central Europe by the Premyslid prince Wenceslaus (907--35), patron saint the Czech lands, supporter of Christianity, and founder of the rotunda at Prague Castle. Wenceslaus was slain by his brother Boleslav I in 935. Soon thereafter, beginning as early as the 10th century, Wenceslaus began to be venerated as a saint. His remains were laid in Saint Vitus Cathedral within Prague Castle, which became the center of the Saint Wenceslas cult. His life and death became the topic of numerous legends, including the first Old Slavic legend from the 10th century; the Latin legend Crescente fide; the so-called Gumpold's legend; and Christian's legend. Presented here is a manuscript dating from the first half of the 15th century containing the legends of three saints, Vitus, Wenceslas, and Prokop. Also known as Procopius, Prokop was the first abbot of the Sázava Monastery (circa 980-1053). The manuscript, in black and red ink by an unknown scribe, is of Czech provenance.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1400 to 1450]
- - Czech Republic
- - 1400 to 1450
- - Biography
- - Catholic Church
- - Christian hagiography
- - Codex
- - Procopius, of Sázava, Saint, approximately 980-1053
- - Saints
- - Vitus, Saint, died approximately 300
- - Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, approximately 907-929
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1008 pages : paper ; 17 x 12 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Slovak National Library.
- - Content in Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe
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Latin Legends of Czech Saints: Vitus, Prokop and Wenceslas. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1450, 1400] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668162/.
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(1400) Latin Legends of Czech Saints: Vitus, Prokop and Wenceslas. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1450] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668162/.
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Latin Legends of Czech Saints: Vitus, Prokop and Wenceslas. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1450, 1400] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668162/>.