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Caravan Club
Fišerová, Barbora ; Kubíková, Zuzana (referee) ; Kijonka, Lukáš (advisor)
The bachelor thesis describes the evolution and changes of the phenomenon of organized caravaning in our country from its beginning and its boom to the present. Due to the breadth of the selected theme in the monitored period, from the 1970s to 2019, I focus mainly on Western Bohemia, specifically the Caravan Club Pilsen, of which my family is a member. Part of the book is the autobiographically written memory of Jan Valenta, who wrote the club “Chronicle” from around 1980 to 2011, archival photographs and authorial texts and narrative interviews. The caravanist's biographies allow us to look at both the specifics of this phenomenon and the form of tourism, as well as the functioning of Czech society in the period of so-called normalization and years after. The research as an “insider-caravanist” and the editing of available material resulted in a printed book that maps the historical development and transformations of CC Pilsen from a personal perspective.
Life And Work of Konrád Maria Kubeš, T. J. (1890-1967): Missionary, Preacher, Excercitator and Deep Devotee of the Marian Cult
This dissertation in its first part inquires the life and work of Konrád Maria Kubeš (1890? 1967), a people?s missionary, a preacher, an excercitator and a deep devotee of the Marian cult. It is introduced with the socio-political history in 1890?1967, with the overview of the Popes and theological thinking between 1878 and 1978. Next, it looks in detail into each period of Kubeš?s life, his family background, high school studies in Hradec Králové, his theological studies in Prague, his entry into the monastic order and his activities in Society of Jesus. The dissertation pursues Kubeš?s life story in communist centralization monasteries, in Moravec, his short work in Bukovinka and finally his forced stay in Břežany near Znojmo. Afterwards, it analyses Kubeš?s theological work published in books and journals, as well his historical contribution. The final part of the dissertation evaluates Kubeš?s personality and his significance in the context of the Czech religious and monastic history of the 20th century. The author based his thesis primarily on archival recources, Kubeš?s short autobiographical memories, oral and written witnesses of his contemporaries and last but not least on secondary literature. The second part of the dissertation contains 182 text apendixes and 2 pictorial apendixes which are make up an indispensable and logical supplement to the whole picture of the life, work and contribution of Konrád Maria Kubeš.
The life and work of the historian and educator František Bosák
The thesis willbeabout Mr. František Bosák, whowas a pedagogue, historian and camefromtheSouth Bohemian Region. A personality analysisdealswith his character, attitudes to life and familylife. Characterizationofthescientificwork show us not only a coherent list ofBosák'swork, but a viewintothetimewhen he was live, worked and engaged in historicworks as well. František Bosák worked on the University ofSouth Bohemia in České Budějovice for a long time, but he could not get a docent habilitation and publish his scientificworkbefore 1990 becauseofunfavorableofpoliticalscene. This thesis isthefirstessayaboutimportantpedagoguefromtheSouth Bohemia and his life.
Intellectual Interests of George, Count of Buquoy
This dissertation discusses the intellectual interests of George, Count of Buquoy (1781-1851), who gained fame in the first half of the nineteenth century through his inventions of new technical devices, his efforts to improve manufacturing technologies used on his estates, his contacts with leading scientists and philosophers of the time, and his original scientific and philosophical treatises. This dissertation scrutinises the writings kept in Buquoy's archival estate, as well as his published works, and discusses the reactions his thoughts elicited among contemporary scientists and various other people within Buquoy's intellectual milieu. Methodologically, I draw on contemporary approaches to studies of intellectual history, which aim to interpret and contextualise particular ideas with regard to the author's immediate background and the broader intellectual climate of the time. Aiming to avoid biographical fallacy, I focus on pivotal moments of Buquoy's scientific career without attempting to integrate them into a biographical narrative by means of supposed causality. The thesis is structured as a chronologically ordered discussion of key themes and defining moments in the development of Buquoy's thought. Particular attention is paid to the influences which formed Buquoy's intellectual outlook, including his upbringing, education, the experiences he gained during travels, the knowledge he absorbed from scholarly treatises, and the views he exchanged with contemporary scientists. I show how these factors influenced the themes Buquoy chose to discuss in his treatises and the ways in which he presented his arguments. An important part of the thesis is a deconstructive analysis of Buquoy's self-presentation strategy, through which he sought to align himself with the scientific community. Finally, the thesis discusses the fundamental philosophical views underpinning Buquoy's intellectual endeavours in the field of science.
An Example and a Scandal: On the Reception of Deml’s Testimony About Otokar Březina
Davidová, Eliška
Deml’s most comprehensive book, My Testimony About Otokar Březina (1931), provoked a wave of outrage in the Czechoslovakian press on publication. This contribution examines a sample of ten different texts written at the time and on this basis outlines the main narratives adopted by the participants in the debate as well as their motivations, methods of argumentation and, finally, the key topics discussed. It determines the central motif in the debate to be the image of a dead poet which represented a key element in the mythology of the recently founded republic.
Life and work of P. Pio. Social and charitative aspects.
The thesis deals with the life, work and socio-charitable aspects of Father Pio of Pietrelcina. It is composed of three individual sections. The first chapter provides information about the life of the Italian Saint. It discusses the life events and his work and also the important people in father Pio's life. It just briefly outlines the historical period of the twentieth century. The next chapter, in order the second, is focused on two major social works of Saint Pio, of which he is the founder. It discusses the clinic "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza" and "Prayer groups". Both of these works have been prospering and continuing to flourish nowadays. The third and last chapter is devoted to social aspects of life and personality of Father Pio. It describes the sense of humour, charismatic gifts, sacrament of reconciliation, suffering, prayer and Marian veneration, correspondence and also the popularity of the saint Pio of Pietrelcina .
20 years long activities of Congragation of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Pilsen diocese
The thesis deals with the work of the congregation of the Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians in the Czech Republic and especially in the territory of the Pilsen Diocese. It consists of three chapters, divided into smaller subchapters. The first chapter summarizes briefly the history of the founding of the entire congregation, and presents a brief biography of its founder, Don Bosco and the co-founder, Mary Dominica Mazzarello. The second chapter details the history of the congregation in the Czech Republic and the basic methods of the way the members of the congregation work with children and young people, including a brief presentation of the formation process which the congregation members go through themselves. The third chapter describes, in the greatest detail possible, the specific leisure-time activities through which the congregation members work with the children and young people in the Pilsen Diocese at the Leisure-Time Centre.

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