Anton Liška – Peter Borza

Title: Žiadosť obyvateľov obce Vyšná Šuňava o povolenie posvätiť novopostavený kostol farárom z Lučivnej v čase trvania cholerovej epidémie v roku 1831

(Request of the Inhabitants of the Village of Vyšná Šuňava for Permission to Consecrate the Newly Built Church to the Parish Priest from Lučivná during the Cholera Epidemic of 1831) pdf

Abstract: The article deals with the analysis of a document from the summer of 1831, in which believers from the village of Vyšná Šuňava ask their bishop to allow them to use the church under construction during the duration of cholera. It deals with the reasons that led the local inhabitants to make such a request, and at the same time explains the historical context of its creation against the background of the ongoing cholera epidemic. In addition, it highlights the implementation of the national regulations introduced in the country in connection with this infectious disease in a specific locality, the village of Vyšná Šuňava, and the role they played in the writing of the application presented here. It also provides basic geographical, positional and biographical data on the important actors mentioned in the document under study from the time of its creation – the village of Vyšná Šuňava, where the church in question was located, and the Spiš settlement bishop Jozef Bélik, who was the addressee of the request. The paper has been compiled with the help of primary and secondary sources and specialized literature related to the topic and the period.

Authors: LIŠKA, Anton – BORZA, Peter

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2022.26.2.422-434

Publication order reference:

Anton Liška – Krajský pamiatkový úrad Prešov, Hlavná 2928/115, 080 01 Prešov, Slovak Republic, mail:

Peter Borza – Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra histórie, Moyzesova 9, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic, mail:

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2022, vol.: 26, number: 2, pages: 422-434

Keywords: Bishop Jozef Bélik; Consecraced Church; Cholera Epidemic 1831; Village Vyšná Šuňava; A Request;

Language: Slovak