Religious educational literature
Javorník, in the Horňácko region, is one of two villages where people still use old hymnbooks and where human piety is not a matter of mere formality. Hymnbooks, postils, bibles, catechisms and many other books that were handed down through generations can be found in numerous families. ‘Religious educational literature’, as we can call this specific type of literary production, played a very important role in the lives of ordinary people. Although they were persecuted for it, this literature had in return served and supported them in difficult times of religious, social and war oppression. this explains why people fervently shared the chronicles of their life stories inside these books. Now they bear testimony of those times.
Česká národopisná společnost, z. s., Národní třída 3, 117 20 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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