Books

Publisher PhDr. Ivo Sperát – genealogical, heraldic and sphragistic literature

      

Purchase order
The books can be ordered by phone (number +420 776 674 709) or by email (ivo(v)sperat.cz).

Delivery and payment
- Books can be taken over in person. In this case, payment is made by cash during the takeover.
- Books can be sent by post. In this case, payment is made beforehand with a bank account transfer. The postage will be calculated according to the weight of the package and the target country, and it will be added to the book price. 

All books are in Czech.

Svoboda Augustin: Potvoráci jací tací

Published: 1st August 2017

Price: 165,- CZK (6,30 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-22-4
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 146 pages, 46 black and white illustrations. 
Deskription: For the name of the book Potvoráci jací tací the author chose the name of a popular song played and danced in Starý Poddvorov (Hodonín District). The song was almost forgotten,as many other memories and events of the 300 years history of this village in the Moravian Slovakia. The autor already published the settlement history of the village and history of the local families. In this book of memories he publishes a mosaic of interesting chapters from the recent or far-away past: Origin of the village and its name, memories of T.G.Masaryk from Poddvorov, the bells in the local belfry, the religious life of the village, disasters, history of the local catholic gymnastic association Orel, local dialect and its vocabulary, the life in the village 100 vears ago, wandering craftsmen, prayer book of a soldier as war diary, food and work of the folks in Poddvorov, gamekeepers in Poddvorov, history of the settlement of the village according to the land register.The chapters are not dryasdust history, but they express author´s confession of the admiration and the reverence to the people of his native village.

Maráz Karel (ed.): Mikulovské kolejní kabinety pomocných věd historických I. (Mikulov College Cabinets of the Auxiliary Sciences of History I.) 

Published: 20th June 2017

Price: 340,- CZK (13 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-21-7
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 342 pages, 1 colourful and 176 black and white illustrations. 
Deskription: The publication is a miscellany of the international conference “From the historical auxiliary sciences“, which took place Nov. 6th, 2013 in Mikulov. It contains following contributions: The Boskovice Treasure (first the complete catalogue of the coins found with the photodocumentation appears), Current Status of the Register and Records of Jewish registers in the Czech Republic; Seal s of Chapter Members in Medieval Hungary; Transformations of Seals of Moravian Premonstratensian Abbots in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period; Motives on the Seals of Protestant Communities in the Age of Religious Tolerance; Seals in the Bohemian Lands at the Close of Přemysl Era: New Findings, Issues and Ideas; Monumenta Vaticana Slovaciae (Slovak Historiographical Research in the Vatican Secret Archives); On the Activities of the Commission for the Publication of Medieval Sources of Diplomatic Nature between 2000 and 2016; The Aims and Future of the Monasterium Project in the Czech Republic; Prooimium, exordium, arenga.

Kučka František: Voděrady dříve a dnes (Voděrady earlier and today)

Published: 2nd December 2016

Price: 195,- CZK (7,5 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-20-2
Further information:  first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 156 pages, 17 black and white illustrations.
Description: The publication contains detailed history of the municipality of Voděrady (Blansko District) from the oldest times until 1850. The chapters are very suitable and professionally completed by historical facts and connections.

Višinka Josef, Sperát Ivo: Majitelé domů v Olešnici na Moravě (Owners of the houses in Olešnice na Moravě)

Published: 5th May 2016

Price: 195,- CZK (7,5 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-19-4
Further information:  first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 176 pages.
Description: The publication contains lists of owners of individual houses (houses number 1 – 532) in the market town Olešnice na Moravě from the beginning of the 17th century until 1982.

Kotačka Martin, Peterka Josef, Sperát Ivo: Generální rejstřík k lánové vizitaci doplněný o soupis obyvatel královských měst (General Register of the Lahn Visitatio Complemented by the List of Royal Towns Inhabitants)

The first published register of the Lahn visitatio (contains two volumes, A-L and M-Ž)
Can be purchased only as a set
Published: 1st September 2015

Price: 2 980 CZK (114 €)
ISBN: 978-80-8754-18-7 (two volumes)
Further information: first edition, size 305x213 mm, bookbinding V8 (solid binding), 2 304 pages.
Description: The general register records all owners of servile properties in Moravia in the second half of the 17th century (1656-1679). It contains 189,102 alphabetically ordered entries about people recorded in the register of Lahn visitatio from Moravian Provincial Archives in Brno (MZA), collection D1. The book provides also information about the presence of these people, their possessions and an exact reference to the original record. The collection is complemented by lists of royal towns inhabitants which were obtained from other sources, as the Lahn visitatio was not issued for royal towns. Here you can read the introduction. Here you can see the example of entries. 
Addendum: File with additions, specifications and corrections to the General Register of the Lahn Visitatio - free download here.

Milec Miroslav: Šlechtické pečetě I (Aristocratic Seals I)

Published: 28th January 2011

Price: 295 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-5-6
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 192 pages, 1644 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 1644 drawings of aristocratic seals from Bohemia, Moravia and Upper Austria deposited in South Bohemian archives. The publication offers also a list of users of the seal, place of its storage, the date and the size. 

Milec Miroslav: Šlechtické pečetě II (Aristocratic Seals II)

Published: 1st September 2015

Price: 220 CZK (8,50 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-17-0
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 118 pages, 993 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 987 drawings of aristocratic seals from Bohemia, Moravia and Upper Austria deposited in South Bohemian archives. The publication offers also a list of users of the seal, place of its storage, the date and the size. 

Milec Miroslav: Rodové pečetě I (Lords Seals I)

Published: 28th January 2011

Price: 290 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-7-0
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 184 pages, 618 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 607 seals drawings of six big noble families deposited in South Bohemian archives. The seals with coat of arms of the Lords of Rose (Vítkovci) – 325 illustrations, Lords of Schwamberg – 66, Lords of Kunstat – 55, Lords of Sternberg – 80, Lords of Lobkowicz – 37, Lords of Schwarzenberg – 42. Each family has its own index of the seals which states the name of the user of the seal, the place of the seal storage, the date and the size. The publication gives also a genealogy of all six families. 

Milec Miroslav, Sedláčková Helena: Rodové pečetě II (Lords Seals II)

Published: 25th June 2014

Price: 280 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-12-5
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 148 pages, 575 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 573 drawings of the seals of seven big noble families. The seals the Lords of Strakonice (Bavorové ze Strakonic) – 69 illustrations, Lords of Pernstein – 94, Lords of Ronov – 174, Lords of Boskovice – 46, Lords of Podstatzky von Prusinowitz – 54, Přemyslids from Opava (Dukes of Troppau) – 61, Lords of Zierotin - 74. Each family has its own index of the seals which states the name of the user of the seal, the place of the seal storage, the date and the size. The publication gives a genealogy of some of the families. 

Milec Miroslav: Cechovní pečetě I (Guild Seals I)

Published: 5th December 2011

Price: 290 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-9-4
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 172 pages, 1337 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 1337 drawings of guild seals from Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Upper Austria deposited mostly in South Bohemian archives. The publication offers also an index of names of the seal owners, the place of their storage, the date and the size. 

Milec Miroslav: Cechovní pečetě II (Guild Seals II)

Published: 10th April 2013

Price: 280 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-02-6
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 160 pages, 1240 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 1240 drawings of guild seals from Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Upper Austria deposited mostly in South Bohemian archives. The publication offers also an index of names of the seal owners, the place of their storage, the date and the size. 

Milec Miroslav: Měšťanské, úřednické a řemeslnické pečetě a merky (Bourgeois, Clerical and Artisanal Seals and Marks)

Published: 10th April 2013

Price: 280 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-03-3
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 150 pages, 1187 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 1187 drawings of bourgeois, clerical and artisanal seals and marks mainly from South Bohemia, which are deposited mostly in České Budějovice Archives. The publication offers also an index of names of the seal owners, the places of the seal storage, the date and the size.

Milec Miroslav: Občanské pečetě a znamení na pečetích (Citizen Seals and the Signs on Them)

Published: 28th January 2011

Price: 285 CZK (11 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-6-3
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 166 pages, 1360 black and white illustrations.
Description: The collection contains 1360 drawings of citizen seals from Bohemia, Moravia and Upper Austria, which are deposited mostly in South Bohemian archives. The publication offers also an index of names of the seal owners, the places of the seal storage, the date and the size.

Kostel sv. Cyrila a Metoděje v Bílovicích nad Svitavou. Kapitoly ze stoleté historie kostela a farnosti (Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Bílovice nad Svitavou. Chapters from a Centennial History of the Church and the Parish)

Published: 17th December 2014

Price: 100 CZK (4 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-15-6
Further information: first edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 134 pages, 48 black and white illustrations.
Description: The book records the origins of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Bílovice nad Svitavou, and the life of its Roman Catholic parish from its beginning until today. It is written in the form of recounting of involved people.  

Svoboda Augustin: Historie staropoddvorovských rodů (Genealogy of the Families from Starý Poddvorov)

Published: 28th November 2014

Price: 220 CZK (8,50 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-14-9
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 226 pages, 161 black and white illustrations.
Description: The book contains family trees of all families living in Starý Poddvorov between 17th and 20th century.   

230 let farnosti u kostela sv. Tomáše v Brně (230 Years of the Parish of Saint Thomas in Brno)

Published: 1st September 2014

Price: 180 CZK (6,70 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-13-2
Further information: first edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 220 pages, 75 black and white illustrations.
Description: The book records the life of the Roman Catholic parish of Saint Thomas in Brno from its origin until today. It is written in the form of recounting of involved people. The collection was assembled with the help of two types of sources: the first type are records written by individual priests in the parish chronicle, and the second type are contributions of several parishioners which document the current life and selected activities in the parish, including their evolution.

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 1: Pečeti a razítka obcí Čech, Moravy a Slezska (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 1: Seals and Stamps of the Municipalities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia)

Published: 26th October 2012

Price: 690 CZK  (26 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-01-9
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 454 pages, 4,881 black and white illustrations.
Description: Volume 1 contains drawings of municipal seals and stamps (4,881 pictures) from Bohemian, Moravian and Silesian municipalities (4,011 urban units.). The publication offers also an index of names of the municipalities and the list of sources and literature. Here you can see the foreword, the introduction and the table of contents. 

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 2: Znaky, pečeti a razítka moravských a slezských měst a městeček (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 2: Symbols, Seals and Stamps of Moravian Towns and Market Towns)

Published: 16th June 2013

Price: 970 CZK (36 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-04-0
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V4 (sewn paperback), art paper, 382 pages, 420 colourful and 1,482 black and white illustrations.
Description: (Extract from the book) Volume 2 contains drawings of municipal symbols (420 colourful and 40 black and white pictures), seals and stamps (1,442 pictures) of Moravian and Silesian towns and market-towns (409 urban units). Each location has an accompanying text with basic information about the town or market towns, about the symbol and its evolution, about the seals and stamps, and references to the sources and literature used. The publication offers also an index of locations and the list of sources and literature. Here you can see the list of towns and market towns. 

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 3/1: Znaky, pečeti a razítka českých měst a městeček A-CH (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 3/1: Symbols, Seals and Stamps of Bohemian Towns and Market Towns A-CH)

Published: 10th December 2013

Price: 655 CZK (25 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-07-1
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V4 (sewn paperback), art paper, 248 pages, 221 colourful and 1,081 black and white illustrations.
Description: (Extract from the book) Volume 3/1 contains drawings of municipal symbols (221 pictures), seals and stamps (1,081 pictures) of Bohemian towns and market towns (204 urban units). Each location has an accompanying text with basic information about the town or market town, about the symbol and its evolution, about the seals and stamps, and references to the sources and literature used. The publication offers also an index of locations and the list of sources and literature. Here you can see the list of towns and market towns.

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 3/2: Znaky, pečeti a razítka českých měst a městeček J-M (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 3/2: Symbols, Seals and Stamps of Bohemian Towns and Market Towns J-M)

Published: 10th December 2013

Price: 635 CZK (25 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-08-8
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V4 (sewn paperback), art paper, 232 pages, 188 colourful and 988 black and white illustrations.
Description: (Extract from the book) Volume 3/2 contains drawings of municipal symbols (188 pictures), seals and stamps (988 pictures) of Bohemian towns and market towns (182 urban units). Each location has an accompanying text with basic information about the town or market town, about the symbol and its evolution, about the seals and stamps, and references to the sources and literature used. The publication offers also an index of locations and the list of sources and literature. Here you can see the list of towns and market towns.

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 4/1: Znaky, pečeti a razítka českých měst a městeček N-Ř (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 4/1: Symbols, Seals and Stamps of Bohemian Towns and Market Towns N-Ř)

Published: 1st September 2014

Price: 625 CZK (25 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-09-5
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V4 (sewn paperback), art paper, 216 pages, 177 colourful and 913 black and white illustrations.
Description: (Extract from the book) Volume 4/1 contains drawings of municipal symbols (177 pictures), seals and stamps (913 pictures) of Bohemian towns and market towns (159 urban units, including Prague). Each location has an accompanying text with basic information about the town or market town, about the symbol and its evolution, about the seals and stamps, and references to the sources and literature used. The publication offers also an index of locations and the list of sources and literature. Here you can see the list of towns and market towns.

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 4/2: Znaky, pečeti a razítka českých měst a městeček S-Z (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 4/2: Symbols, Seals and Stamps of Bohemian Towns and Market Towns S-Z)

Published: 1st September 2014

Price: 625 CZK (25 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-10-1
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V4 (sewn paperback), art paper, 220 pages, 206 colourful and 930 black and white illustrations.
Description: (Extract from the book) Volume 4/2 contains drawings of municipal symbols (206 pictures), seals and stamps (930 pictures) of Bohemian towns and market towns (177 urban units). Each location has an accompanying text with basic information about the town or market town, about the symbol and its evolution, about the seals and stamps, and references to the sources and literature used. The publication offers also an index of locations and the list of sources and literature. Here you can see the list of towns and market towns.

Čapková Martina: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Svazek 5: Život a dílo Karla Lišky (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Volume 5: The Life and Work of Karel Liška)

Published: 1st October 2013

Price: 235 CZK (9 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-06-4
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 148 pages, 44 colourful and 22 black and white illustrations.
Description: The core of this book is a bachelor’s thesis about the life and work of Karel Liška, a researcher in the area of municipal heraldry and sphragistics but also a skilful drawer of vedute, castles and various buildings. The book gives information about his life, list of his lectures and exhibitions, a compact bibliography, and a complete list of sources and literature (including the regional literature!) from which he drew for his collection of municipal heraldry and sphragistics (the whole collection contains 1,244 symbols and 10,489 seals and stamps!). The book offers, among others, also an evaluation of his contribution to the heraldry and sphragistics, town symbols which he created, photography from his life, and numerous illustrations of his drawings. 

Liška Karel: Sbírka komunálních znaků, pečetí a razítek. Bonusové DVD: Podklady k textovým částem všech dílů (Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps. Bonus DVD: Foundations for the Textual Parts of All Volumes) 

Published: 1st September 2014

Price: 100 CZK (4 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-06-4
Further information: first edition, DVD, 2023 pages.
Description: The bonus volume contains 2018 typescript pages with extracts from the sources and literature which Karel Liška used to compile the textual part of Collection of Municipal Symbols, Seals and Stamps (1415 for Bohemia and 603 for Moravia). The notes include complete and detailed quotations, as well as references to the original seals and stamps.   

Vyhlídka Jan: Lexikon nedotknutelných (Lexicon of the Untouchables)

Published: 29th July 2013

Price: 690 CZK (26 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-05-7
Further information: first edition, format B5, bookbinding V4 (sewn paperback), 596 pages, bicoloured, 5 black and white illustrations.
Description: The Lexicon is divided into three parts. The first part is called The Families of the Untouchables in Bohemia and Moravia and it contains, on 357 pages, information about the executioners, knackers and catchpolls (so called “untouchables”) in our country. The book gives a map of each family’s presence, after which usually follow all variations of their family name as they appear in archives registers, then the genealogy of individual family lines, if discovered, and at the end of the chapter there is a listing of all families which are in some kinship relations with the concerned family. The second part, The Families of the Untouchables, describes mainly executioner families abroad (information about 178 families on 66 pages). The third part, Executioner’s houses, knackeries and catchpoll’s houses in Bohemia and Moravia, contains (on 128 pages) 336 alphabetically ordered towns and villages with the information about the time period in which a particular executioner, knacker or catchpoll occurred there. The end of the book gives a list of names which is common to all three parts of the publication. 

Obřanská farní kronika (The Parish Chronicle of Obřany)

Published: 17th December 2013

Price: 165 CZK (6,30 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-11-8
Further information: first edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 142 pages, 2 black and white illustrations.
Description: The publication is a rewriting of the parish chronicle of the Roman Catholic parish of Saint Wenceslas in Brno-Obřany. The chronicle had been for a long time considered as lost. The book gives a description of many unknown events connected to the whole region. 

Pilnáček Josef: Paběrky z vídeňských archivů (Gleanings from the Archives of Vienna)

Published: 22nd August 2012

Price: 165 CZK (6,30 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-00-2
Further information: first edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 132 pages.
Description:
The publication consists of short articles written in a popular form and published from 1952 till 1933 by Josef Pilnáček on the pages of a periodical review called Dunaj: Minority Review with a Supplement: Bulletin of “Komenský” and of the “Czech Heart”. He called these articles “gleanings from archives”. The articles concern all domains of the local history; mostly topography, history, genealogy, heraldry, ethnography, and religious, cultural, agricultural and social relationships. They include a lot of interesting news about military, metallurgy, glass-making, etc. Many of them deal with the history and life of the Czech minority in Vienna. In his articles, Pilnáček draws attention of historical researchers in our country and in Austria to the enormous and still unprocessed material in the archives of Vienna. Here you can see the foreword and the table of contents. 

Pilnáček Josef: Staromoravští rodové (Old Moravian Families)

Published: 29th April 2011

Price: 850 CZK (33 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-8-7
Further information: fifth edition (fourth complete edition), format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 636 pages + 12 supplements, 1016 black and white + 6 colourful illustrations.
Description: Reprint of the first edition from 1930 including all supplements. Basing on the published literature, source editions, and partly on his own study of archives, Pilnáček created modern foundations of Moravian aristocratic genealogy and heraldry. He concentrates on the aristocracy until the first half of the 17th century. The text is accompanied by heraldic drawings by Karel Mayer. 

Pilnáček Josef: Občanské znaky (Citizen Symbols)

Published: 7th September 2009

Price: 500 CZK  (19 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-1-8
Further information: first edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 pur (paperback glued with polyurethane), art paper, 198 pages, 1732 colourful illustrations.
Description: The book contains 1738 Bohemian, Moravian and Silesian citizen symbols from the 16th century until the first half of the 19th century. The book contains Pilnáček’s colourful drawings of the individual symbols, followed by information about their users and their families, and references to the used sources and literature. You can find illustrations of the symbols of bourgeoisie, counsellors, clerks, attorneys, soldiers, gamekeepers, executioners, traders, gunsmiths, clergy men, but also symbols of cloth workers, Münzmeisters, and many others. The book includes an index of the key words. 

Pilnáček Josef: Rody starého Slezska (Old Silesian Families)

Published: 27th April 2010

Price: 590 CZK (22 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-3-2
Further information: third edition (second complete edition), format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 434 pages, 747 black and white illustrations.
Description: New edition in one volume! (The book is not a reprint!) Silesian analogy to Pilnáček’s publication Old Moravian Families. Basing on the published literature, source editions, and partly on his own study of archives, Pilnáček created modern foundations of Silesian aristocratic genealogy and heraldry. He concentrates on the aristocracy until the first half of the 17th century. 

Pilnáček Josef: Neznámé rody a znaky staré Moravy (Unknown Old Moravian Families and Symbols)

Published: 9th April 2010

Price: 320 CZK (12 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-2-5
Further information: second edition, format A4, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 126 pages, 202 black and white illustrations.
Description: New and complemented edition in one volume! (The book is not a reprint!) Supplements to Old Moravian families with a well-arranged reference apparatus. 

Obrman Miroslav: Vzpomínka (Recollection)

Published: 1st September 2015

Price: 320 CZK (3,20 €)
ISBN: 978-80-87542-16-3
Further information: second edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 102 pages, 3 black and white + 2 colourful illustrations.
Description: The book describes in an engaging way the meeting of a prisoner Miroslav Obrman with the cardinal Mons. Štěpán Trochta in a Communist jail in 1950s. 

Thaumaturga Brunensis - Divotvůrkyně Brněnská (Thaumaturga Brunensis – The Miracle Worker from Brno)

Published: 12th March 2011

Price: 115 CZK (4,30 €)
ISBN: 978-80-904312-4-9
Further information: first edition, format A5, bookbinding V2 (paperback), 102 pages, 3 black and white + 2 colourful illustrations.
Description: The collection was edited by PhDr. Ivo Sperát. It contains translations of well-preserved archive records with testimonies about exceptional divine interventions in human lives (miracles) at the intercession of Our Lady of Saint Thomas from the period between 1626-1749. The publication contains also other chapters: history of the painting (Mgr. Petr Zelinka, Salesians of Don Bosco), iconography of the painting (Ludvík Kolek), description of the baroque period (PhDr. Radomír Malý), and signification of miracles (PhDr. ThLic. Ing. Jaroslav Filka). The book gives a lot of information about the life of our ancestors, their faith, and also about the town of Brno.