Original title: On sepulchral memory in an epigraphic campaign: The towns of Prague after the events of 1648
Authors: Roháček, Jiří
Document type: Papers
Conference/Event: Zasedání k problematice sepulkrálních památek /15./, Praha (CZ), 20161019
Year: 2019
Language: eng
Abstract: The more than four-month successful defense of the Old and New Towns of Prague against Swedish troops in 1648 was relatively small in the context of the Thirty Years' War, but a very important episode for Prague cities and to a large extent for Bohemia. In Prague we can observe the remains of a relevant, originally certainly much richer epigraphic campaign, which has two main directions - the first is connected with thanks to Virgin Mary as protector and intercessor of cities, the second with contextual presentation of improved coats of arm of Old and New Town. Surprising is, however, the absence of a larger sepulchral memorie of 219 fallen defenders. The only preserved monument is the epitaph of Václav Čabelický of Soutice in the Church of Our Lady before Týn. The figural epitaph is known for its rich heraldic and epigraphic accompaniment. This fact raises a number of questions about the position of sepulchral and epigraphic monuments in a collective memory.
Keywords: 17th century; Bohemia; campaign; epigraphy; inscription; memory; Prague; sepulchral monuments
Host item entry: Epigraphica & Sepulcralia 8. Fórum epigrafických a sepulkrálních studií, ISBN 978-80-88283-17-1

Institution: Institute of Art History AS ČR (web)
Document availability information: Fulltext is available at the institute of the Academy of Sciences.
Original record: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0298617

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