Stráž na Řípu, or Czech Protestant Journals of the ‘Long’ 19th Century
|Keywords||Protestantism – Lutheranism – Calvinism – Bohemia – Moravia – Bohemian/Austrian Silesia – 19th century – periodicals – magazines|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
|Citation||NEŠPOR, Zdeněk R.. Stráž na Řípu, or Czech Protestant Journals of the ‘Long’ 19th Century. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 67(3-4), 75–82. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnpsc.2022.024. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/acta-musei-nationalis-pragae-historia-litterarum/67-3-4/straz-na-ripu-or-czech-protestant-journals-of-the-long-19th-century|
The study shows the overrepresentation of Protestant journals among religious periodicals in the Czech lands in the second half of the ‘long’ 19th century and attempts to analyse it. The author explains why these periodicals did not emerge earlier and first appeared in the revolutionary years of 1848–49. In several epochs of different character, he then outlines the frequency and types of Protestant journals of the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. He notes that they were mostly written in the Czech language and were issued by both popular Protestant churches (Lutheran as well as Reformed). Among the reasons for this uniqueness, the author includes the economic, social, cultural and intellectual rise of the Protestant minority in this period, its social and geographic characteristics, and the high value placed in that environment on the diversity of opinion and debates.