Title in English: History of populi. The Mirror of Everyday life in the history of Czech and The Weekday from Prehistoric Times to the Great War
This publication presents the development of Czech history in a different kind of form than we are commonly used to. You will not be able to find any traditional interpretations about political events, economy transformers, military conflicts, lists of rulers or diplomatic acts in this book. The attention will be given to the less known sectors of human activities typical of the historical time as well as different spheres of human life and their way of living, their social interaction and working relationships. You will learn about the creative work of people who depended on nature for their material and spiritual practices and the world of family relationships.This book is going to be a narration about a certain period of the Czech history when many changes, which were then passed to the next generation, happened. The reader can get familiar with changes in food and eating habits. Also the book will comment upon housing and entertainment, travelling and transportation, fashion, quality of hygiene and health care, development of education of people and you will be also given information about spiritual problems of people of that time and about their private lives. This “mirror of history“ presents free and often entertaining walk through the history of the Czech lands. Some of the historical ways of living may cause admiration, humbleness, respect or just a simple wonder of how people thought and acted in the most common situations. These pieces of information from their ordinary lives can tell us more about ancestors than long descriptions of political upheavals and economic and social conditions. This popular science text is beneficial not only for people who are interested in historical literature but also for different specialists and young students.
- Akademické nakladatelství CERM
- 29,7 × 21 cm