The Particularities of Aristocratic Library Provenance Research in Slovakia on an Example of the Pálfi Library
|Keywords||Book culture history – history of aristocratic libraries – noble family library – book provenance – Rudolf Pálffy (1719–1768) – Leopold Pálffy (1716–1773) – Lamberg family – ex libris|
|Citation||SIBYLOVÁ, Michaela. The Particularities of Aristocratic Library Provenance Research in Slovakia on an Example of the Pálfi Library. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2013, 58(3-4), 54-58. ISSN 0036-5351. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/58-3-4/the-particularities-of-aristocratic-library-provenance-research-in-slovakia-on-an-example-of-the-palfi-library|
The study deals with the topic of aristocratic library provenance research in Slovakia. It mentions various particularities of this research, above all in the case of the libraries of noble families. It illustrates collecting activities over generations. The author characterises this type of research and sets the aristocratic library from the Castle of Červený Kameň as an example. This collection belonged to the Pálffy family – a wealthy Hungarian noble family, very influential in politics. In the study, the author mentions mainly the lineage of this family from the Castle of Červený Kameň and from Stupava and refers to the noble Lamberg family with the right to the Hungarian citizenship.