This study deals with the development of prebends in the earliest Bohemian collegiate chapters, established during the 11th century. After the collapse of original common property, prebends became the basis of each individual canon's property background. Following the transitory period, this long-term process, during which the system of prebends was definitely established, finally culminated during the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite certain differences, especially in terms of the scope of their respective properties, the development of prebends in the Chapters under research shows similar features. The main focus of this work has been to define the degree to which individual prebends were related to the initial capitular merchandise from the era of communal living, or whether their basis was a newly acquired property.
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