Mariánské, Trojicní a další svetecké sloupy a pilíre - Jihoceský kraj, Czech Republic
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N 49° 15.602 E 013° 54.310
33U E 420339 N 5456939
Quick Description: Mariánské, Trojicní a další svetecké sloupy a pilíre - v Jihoceském kraji // Marian, Trinity and other saints' columns and pillars in South Bohemia Region
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/23/2021 8:53:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM1562R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Marian, Trinity and other saints' columns and pillars represent a conspicuous part of many urban squares, areas, village greens and cultural landscape nooks, whose artistic appeal they are largely responsible for. They can also be encountered along both the major and smaller roads.

These monuments can chiefly be credited with the unique appearance of Central Europe - territories of the former Habsburg monarchy - but similar columns can also be encountered in other parts of the European continent (in Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland, etc.). In the Czech environment their origins can primarily be linked to the two onslaughts of the plague epidemic, which affected the lands dramatically in the years 1680 and 1713. As far as this particular set of monuments is concerned, it amounts to a wider collection of remarkable works (often both in terms of architecture and sculpture), the creation of which was primarily motivated by people's gratitude for deliverance from the plague.

On the other hand, however, Marian and Trinity columns were also meant as protection from any kind of danger - motives for their erection have therefore varied throughout the years and have always reflected the specific situation of a given locality and the person or persons of the benefactors. In the past, but also today, the set of monuments generally referred to as "columns" included works of varied appearance. Besides the column itself, a monument may also consist of a pillar, an obelisk, and some other shapes; even historical sources actually refer to these monuments using various descriptions, including "column", "statue", "colossus", "obelisk" or even "chapel" and the like.


For more than twenty years, research has been carried out on Marian, Trinity and saint columns in Czech towns, villages and landscapes. The results have been gradually presented in extensive professional publications. The book focuses on the South Bohemia Region in the districts of Ceské Budejovice, Cesky Krumlov, Jindrichuv Hradec, Písek, Prachatice, Strakonice and Tábor.

The individual monuments are presented in the form of catalogue entries, which provide basic art historical and historical data, archival sources and literature; the entries are always accompanied by photo documentation of the monument. The publication also contains colour photodocumentation and photodocumentation of laboratory research on the stratigraphy of surface treatments of selected monuments.

The coordinates this waymark refers to Marian Column in Strakonice.

The note: a number of columns I have categorized in Baroque Architecture (visit link) or Chronograms (visit link) categories.
ISBN Number: 9788087104330

Author(s): Ivana Maxová, Vratislav Nejedlý, Pavel Zahradník

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