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From plague and fire : votive churches of Royal free city of Varaždin.


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Kušter, Tihana. (2017). From plague and fire : votive churches of Royal free city of Varaždin.. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History
Department of History. [mentor Roksandić, Drago and Šourek, Danko].

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In the period between 1665. and 1715., there were erected three votive churches in a town of Varaždin; fire chapel of St. Florian, plague chapel of Saints Fabian and Sebastian, and chapel of St. Roch, also a plague chapel. All three chapels were built during times of great catastrophes (fire and epidemics of plague) that had an impact on the whole city and in many ways affected the lives of people. This thesis attempts to interpret these vocations, primarily by emphasizing the extraordinary influence of the religious sphere on everyday, political, social and economic life of the city community. In addition, thesis provides an overview of all known votive churches on the territory of Croatia, which leads to conclusion of the uniqueness of the city of Varaždin as a city with multiple votive churches constructed in an exceptionally short period of only sixty years. Also, this thesis gives a first comprehensive evaluation of the heritage of votive churches of Varaždin. Finally, this paper is an attempt to create a model for interdisciplinary research of the phenomena of vocation and artistic heritage.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: plague, fire, Saints Fabian and Sebastian, St. Florian, St. Roch, votive churches
Subjects: History
History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Department of History
Supervisor: Roksandić, Drago and Šourek, Danko
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 13:33
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 09:34

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