‘An immortal monument’. A contribution to the history of the funeral culture of the early modern period through the optics of Prague tombstones Cover Image

„Památka nesmrtelná“. Příspěvek k dějinám funerální kultury raného novověku optikou pražských náhrobků
‘An immortal monument’. A contribution to the history of the funeral culture of the early modern period through the optics of Prague tombstones

Author(s): Eva Jarošová
Subject(s): History, 16th Century, 17th Century
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: early modern period; epitaphs; eschatology; tomb slabs;

Summary/Abstract: The article summarises an eschatology of the early modern period in respect of the funeral culture. Giving an overview of the funeral culture, the paper describes the funeral monuments in terms of form and style of their iconographical as well as written components. The focus is given to questions of their development, language, and religion. Particular examples are given from the area of Prague of the 16th and 17th century.

  • Issue Year: 11/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 27-42
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Czech