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Title: Cieszyńskie druki polskie w zbiorach Biblioteki i Archiwum im. Bogumiła Rudolfa Tschammera jako wyraz kultury ewangelików Śląska Cieszyńskiego (do 1918 r.)
Authors: Picha, Jadwiga
Advisor: Socha, Irena
Keywords: Cieszyńskie druki polskie; Biblioteka im. B. R. Tschammera w Cieszynie; Kultura Śląska Cieszyńskiego; Ewangelicy Śląska Cieszyńskiego
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Katowice : Uniwersytet Śląski
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to present the collection of Cieszyn’s Polish prints in the Bogumił Rudolf Tschammer Library and Archive, published to 1918, as the evidence of the process of Cieszyn Silesia cultural development. The collection also demonstrates the formation of cultural identity among Silesian Lutheran community members. The thesis consists of six chapters. Firstly, the author describes historical, social and cultural circumstances which influenced Cieszyn Silesian protestant community, indicating the most valuable aspects as faith, family, language, tradition. All these aspects which were passed from one generation to the next in certain environment formed the basis for cultural activity of this religious group. Then the content of the Polish literature from Cieszyn is analyzed and this analysis demonstrates the formation of ideological awareness and the mentality of its creators, the development of local educational and cultural movement, the contest between diverse national, religious and political influences. Moreover the provenance of the prints, which has also been researched, provides information about readers and book collectors in Cieszyn Silesia. It has given a broader impression involving interest in books and reading culture in this region, intellectual and spiritual culture of every single person whose books are in this collection. Detailed research of the Tschammer Library allows to present this group of documents not only as the evidence of Polish book culture and religious, educational, intellectual, political, literary and musical culture of the Evangelical community in Cieszyn Silesia, but also as a collection of prints which functions and cultural meaning go beyond religion, as the resource of information about the development of Cieszyn Silesian culture in connection with its multicultural and multi-faith environment.
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