ISSN : 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online)
Editor in Chief : Kateřina Spurná

Broadside Ballads in the Library of the Benedictine Monastery in Rajhrad

The Rajhrad collections currently contain 81 song prints that can be classified as broadside ballads. Most of them are stored in boxes, like many other small prints from the monastic library that came there in the 19th century. Only a few provenance notes make it possible to identify the original…

The Franco-Prussian War in Chapbooks

The study deals with the Franco-Prussian War in chapbooks. This conflict provided the last major stimulus for this medium, which gradually disappeared in the second half of the 19th century. Chapbooks on the subject of the Franco-Prussian war comprised mostly broadside ballads, but prayers and small…

An Ordinary Man. The Story of Karel Hynek Mácha’s Brother

The story of Michal Mácha illustrates the life of Karel Hynek Mácha’s family. The paper recalls the almost forgotten and unappreciated efforts of the miller’s journeyman Michal to preserve his brother’s work. It attempts to show the fate of a man living in straitened circumstances in the middle of…