An important source base for the scientific work of the Fraknó Research Group is the 17th century canonical investigation records. Continuing the work begun with the publication of the processus informativus of Péter Pázmány (1616–163
7) (CVH II/6), this volume deals with Pázmány's three successors: Imre Lósy (1637–1642), György Lippay (1642–1666) and György Szelepchény (1666–1685).
The choice of topic of this new volume of Collectanea Vaticana Hungariae is justified by the decisive role played by the archbishops of Esztergom in the history of Hungarian church, society, society and culture during the early modern period. Starting from the paradigm of the publication of the Pázmány's canonical investigation, the book shows how, make it possible to learn about the origin, education, carrier and life of a high priest in early modern Hungary based on the widest possible source base, historical documents from Hungary (Carpathian Basin), Vienna, and Italy (Vatican). In other words, the Vatican sources, the canonical investigation records, provide special information for this purpose that cannot be found elsewhere. The present work does not illustrate all of this by way of comparative analyzes and examples, but rather by reviewing the entire life path biographically, or more precisely microbiographically, with a critical, especially source-critical demand.
The book is available here.