The body recalled in the cult. Serbian seventeenth-century literary projections
The basic topic of deliberation is the Serbian tradition of holiness and its functioning in the cultural system. In the seventeenth century, the cults of saints were a clear manifestation of the cultural distinctiveness and identity, as well as a key factor that integrates the Serbian community. The body, however, as a constructive ecclesiastical sign projects itself in a symbolic double-layer — the object of the cult and the subject of memory awareness. In the seventeenth century, in Serbian cultural space, the flesh in this fundamental role virtually becomes a real tool to recover memory and to reconstruct the past, but first and foremost to update the present fundamental complex of meaning in the Turkish occupation.