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Dřevěné zvoničky na západní Moravě a jejich stavební vývoj

Title in English Wooden Small Bell Towers in Western Moravia and their Architectural Development

VÁLKA Miroslav

Year of publication 2014
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description As to sacral building, ethnography (ethnology) devoted itself especially to timbered churches and small sacral buildings that were an integral part of rural countryside and country seats since the 18th century. In the Czech professional literature, devoted to the above issue, a terminology problem appears which is connected with confusing the terms "zvonice – bell tower" and "zvonička – small bell tower". Independent tower-like buildings to hold bells, which have been a part of church areas from the Middle Ages, should by called "zvonice- bell tower", but small structures and constructions in villages, built especially in connection with the so-called "Fire Patent" of Maria Theresa (1751), should be called "zvonička – small bell tower". Because of the importance and occurrence, many researchers devoted themselves to the above cultural phenomenon in the Czech lands. In our contribution, we deal with small bell towers in Western Moravia based on field researches made about 2005.
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