Nápisy jako pramen k dějinám zbožnosti v německy mluvících oblastech Čech v 18. a 19. století na příkladu Teplicka
Inscriptions as a source for the history of religiosity in German-speaking regions of Bohemia in the eighteenth and nineteenth century on the example of the region of Teplic
The present article focuses on specific source for the history of religiosity and popular religiosity, namely, the epigraphic relics. In the introduction is mentioned the conceptual ambiguity of the term „religiosity“ in theoretical studies and the fact that some researchers prefer to study concrete aspects of religiosity than to establish theoretical conceptions. For this material study was selected the same, inductive approach. In the first place the religious situation in the eighteenth century in the selected region (Teplicko) is delineated, as well as the changes in the subsequent century. The region was inhabited mostly by Bohemian Germans, Follows the typology of inscriptions according to Kloos, on which the article is based. The rest of the text is dedicated to the possibilities of use of inscriptions in the study of religiosity and popular religiosity in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. In this connection it aims to formulate and partly also to answer such questions as what were the images of the afterlife and the resurrection of the body, what was the relationship of iconographic and epigraphic decoration, how did the religious ideas change reflect in the inscriptions of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Two supplements attached to the article explain, among others, the occurrence and frequency of the cults of the saints in the studied area.