Selection from the forthcoming books

selected by the editors

  • Sokol Brno I (1862–1938). Dějiny elitní moravské jednoty

    Sokol Brno I (1862–1938). Dějiny elitní moravské jednoty

    Milena Strachová

    The monograph deals with the formation and evolution of the oldest Sokol association in Moravia. It describes the difficult beginnings of the incipient Sokol movement in a Germanised environment where disputes and animosities hindered development of the Czech gymnastics movement. The resulting picture is a lot more complex than the general public knows. The author analyses the importance and role of gymnastics and sports in the Czech national emancipation. The book covers the period from the 1860s to 1938. In her text, the author also offers a glimpse into the social, ideological and political developments in Brno – known then as the “Moravian Manchester” – in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The book contains photographs and citations from contemporary sources.

    To be published in Januar 2020.

  • Jihomoravské šibenice v časném novověku (16. až 18. stol.)

    Jihomoravské šibenice v časném novověku (16. až 18. stol.)

    Josef Unger a kolektiv

    The monograph is concerned with South Moravian gallows research. Present investigation brought information on gallows appearance, their dating, location and situation in the landscape as well as information about the delinquents executed there and whose skeletal remains were discovered on the gallows sites. The presented publication forms a summary of knowledge acquired on South Moravian gallows in Early Modern Era from the perspective of history in general, history of law, archeology, anthropology, botany, zoology and geomorphology.

    To be published in Januar 2020.