The book Maps of the City is the result of an exhibition at The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków that was held between November 2017 and February 2018. As the subtitle makes clear, the exhibition focused on the place of heritage and the sacred within Kraków’s cityscape, together with the relationship between the two, both for the city’s residents and visitors. The latter group includes pilgrims. The curator of the exhibition was Anna Niedźwiedź, a cultural anthropologist at Jagiellonian University and author of The Image and the Figure: Our Lady of Częstochowa in Polish Culture and Popular Religion (2010). She is also one of the editors of the book. This richly illustrated volume is no mere catalogue of a museum exhibition. The editors, together with their team of anthropologists, have written essays based on original research that forms the basis of the exhibition and the chapters of the book. What we have in the end is a book that is both for the broader reading public and the scholar, and due to its bilingual form, both for Polish and English readers.
"Book Review: Anna Niedźwiedź and Kaja Kajder, eds., Mapy miasta: Dziedzictwa i sacrum w przestrzeni Krakowa / Maps of the City: Heritages and the Sacred within Kraków’s Cityscape.,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 42
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol42/iss1/7