Lidová víra / Folk Faith
Author(s): Helena Medřická, Jan Pohunek, Jiří Smlsal, Daniela Záveská
Publisher: National Museum
Type of publication: exhibition catalogue
Place of publication: Prague
Number of pages: 116
Citation: MEDŘICKÁ, Helena, POHUNEK, Jan, SMLSAL, Jiří a ZÁVESKÁ, Daniela. Lidová víra / Folk Faith. Vydání první. Prague: National Museum, 2021. 116 stran. ISBN 978-80-7036-659-2.
The spiritual world of rural people in the 18th and 19th centuries was a diverse mosaic consisting of many fragments. The exhibition catalogue presents the religious ideas of our ancestors as reflected in legends and rituals, in fine arts as well as common objects of daily use. Faith accompanied people literally from the cradle to the coffin. The world of thought of ordinary peasants, however, differed greatly from the official doctrine. This created remarkable contradictions between the conceptions of the church and the people. We will explore the thin line between faith and magic, which seldom stood against each other in the folk environment.