Historie – Otázky – Problémy


Druhý život Kralické bible v 18. a na začátku 19. století – edice hallská a prešpurská 

 

Abstract: This paper focuses on hitherto often neglected editions of the Kralice Bible text, i.e. editions in 1722, 1745 and 1766 from Halle and 1787 (1790, 1795) and 1808 from what was then Pressburg in Upper Austria (now Bratislava). On the basis of the text of forewords to these editions and evidence from surviving correspondence it attempts to clarify not only the genesis of individual editions, but also to define the circle of collaborators, editors, printers and illustrators, who worked together with such leading figures as Matyáš Bél (1684–1749), Daniel Krman jr. (1663–1740), Jan Theofil Elsner (1717–1782), Michal Semian (1741–1812) and Jiří Palkovič (1869–1850). This study is particularly interested in evidence of the way editorial work progressed and the obstacles that editors will have had to overcome. It also seeks answers to questions relating to the financial coverage of the printing, and the resultant cost of printing and distributing the Bible among believers, on which we have more hints than actual evidence.

Keywords: old printed Bibles; editing; costs; Bible Czech; Pietism 

Mgr. Jan Pišna je knihovníkem Strahovské knihovny v Praze a doktorandem Ústavu české literatury a knihovnictví Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity a Ústavu pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky. Zaobírá se hlavně literaturou a knižní kulturou 16. století a literárními česko-slovenskými kontakty v době osvícenství a národního obrození (jan@strahovskyklaster.cz).