Museum store: Books

The Last Battle on Isonzo 1917

Published by: Mohorjeva družba Celovec, 2018

Language: Slovene

Price: 29.90 €

Kobarid Republic

Published by:
Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju
Združenje borcev za vrednote NOB Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin

Year of publishing: 2018
157 black-white pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 15.00 €

Story of St. Florian

Published by: Gasilska zveza Tolmin, 2018

98 colour pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 15.00 €

Vojska nas ne vzame

Price: 6.00 €

(Still) Enough Water
Collection about Water in Tolminska Region

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2017
228 coloured pages

Language: Slovene, abstracts in English

Price: 15.00 €

Cvetje - Mengore, In The Storm of War 1915-1917

Published by Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju, 2017
424 black and white pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 29.90 €


Price: 25.00 €

Views on the Tolmin Peasant Uprising and the Time at the Turn of the Century

At the time when the Slovenian cultural identity was being established in the Goriška region, the Tolmin peasant uprising and the events that took place in 1713 played a very important role. Ever since, scientific and other explorations of the peasant uprising has always reflected the time in which it was created. After all, this has been proven by numerous innovative events that took place in 2013. The contributions collected in this collection of papers have also brought together the scientists of different generations and orientations, who presented the 1713 movement by focusing on new dimensions and circumstances.

Published by: Northern Primorska Historical Society and Historical Association of Slovenia, 2014
173 pages, printed in black and white

Language: Slovenian, abstracts in English and Italian

Price: 28.00 €

The Mountain of Blood and Sighs
Soldiers of the 46th Infantry Regiment from Szeged on Mrzli Vrh

The 3rd Battalion of the 46th Infantry Regiment from Szeged fought at the Isonzo front for 28 months since the summer of 1915. Within the 3rd Mountain Brigade its mission was to defend the Tolmin bridgehead. On the 1359 m high Mrzli Vrh, where fierce battles took place, scars of war can still be seen. Lieutenant Colonel Lajos Négyesi has climbed the mountain many times since 2001. With his research group he searched for places described in war diaries from that period and identified the battalion's positions. His book reveals to us the world of caverns, hidden by the slopes of this beautiful mountain.

Published by: "Peski 1915-1917" Association Tolmin and Tolminski muzej, 2015
Colour print, 151 pages

Language: Slovene and English


Price: 10.00 €

Years of Fear and Suffering (1914-1918)
Cronicle of St. Lucy (Most na Soči) Perish

Price: 6.00 €

Following paths of the Great Tolmin uprising of 1713
Parts 1 and 2

Cultural and Natural Monuments of Slovenia - collection of guidebooks
Published by the Monument Protection Institute of Slovenia, 1976
2 x 23 b/w pages, Slovenian edition

Price: 3.85 €   Sold out!

Tolminski zbornik 1975 (Tolmin collection 1975)

Published by the Cultural Community of Tolmin, 1975
509 b/w and color pages, Slovenian edition

Price: 6.00 €

Potresni zbornik (Earthquake collection)

Published by the Municipal Conference SZDL, Tolmin, 1980
496 b/w and color pages, Slovenian edition

Price: 4.00 €

Tolminski zbornik 1997 (Tolmin collection 1997)

Published by the Municipality of Tolmin, 1997
552 b/w and color pages, Slovenian edition

Price: 10.85 €

Clothing culture of the rural population in the Tolmin area

Issued by the Municipality of Tolmin, 1999
114 color pages, Slovenian edition

Price: 9.01 €

Slovenia on military maps 1763-1787
Volume 3

Published by ZRC SAZU (Science Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Archives of Slovenia, 1997
436 b/w pages, colored cartographic part, Slovenian-German edition

Price: 47.99 €   Sold out!

Cemetery at St. Lucia near Tolmin

Facsimile publication from a Report of the Museum Society of Carniola, 1894
Published by the author, 2001
Slovenian edition

Price: 0.00 €   Sold out!

Tourist map Kobarid - Tolmin

Published by LTO Sotočje, 2002
Color print, Slovenian-English edition, Slovenian-Italian edition, Slovenian-German edition, Slovenian-French edition

Price: 6.26 €

But now I’m on the battlefield
Poems and war dairy 1915-1917

The authors of the additional texts:
mag. Damjana Fortunat Černilogar, Spremna beseda (Preface)
Stanislav Uršič: Ivan Uršič (1891-1974)
Špela Mrak: Jezikovna in literarna podoba pesmi in zapisov Ivana Uršiča (Linguistic and literary image of poems and records of Ivan Uršič)
Stanislav Uršič: Spomini na pripovedi očeta (Memories of father’s narration)

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2014
75 pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 9.00 €

Stories from the Soča Valley

Published by Tolmin museum, 2010
42 b/w pages,

Language: Slovene

Price: 3.00 €

At Kosmač's house
A literary guide through the homestead of the writer Ciril Kosmač

Price: 3.00 €

To live in paradise
History of the village Log pod Mangartom

Published by Tolmin museum, 2009
309 b/w pages, edition in Slovene language

Price: 12.00 €   Sold out!

Mirko Benedejčič - Hrenc, poet and narrator of fairy-tales
Texts were written down from audio tapes, organized and edited by Helena Čujec Stres

Published by Tolmin museum, 2009
64 coloured pages, edition in Slovene language

Price: 8.00 €

Water mills of the Kobarid region
From Middle Ages to abandonment of use in the mid 20th century

This book treats numerous mills of the Kobarid region from the period between the 15th and the 20th century. The purpose of the study by Peter Stres, a professor of history, is to preserve the knowledge regarding functioning of these mills, which were once very important machines of villages in the Kobarid region. Besides mills, this book also describes water saws and water powered hammers from several older forges.

Published by the Tolmin museum, 2008
134 coloured pages

Language: Slovene, with abstract in English language

Price: 12.00 €

An Austro-Hungarian Officer's memories of Tolmin
K. u. k. Offizier erinnert sich an Tolmein

K.u.k.inženirski štab v Tolminu 1915—1917 / Der k.u.k. Geniestab in Tolmein 1915—1917
Cesta iz Tolmina v Polog / Strasse von Tolmein nach Pologar

Published by Tolmin Museum, 2007
77 color pages, Slovene-German publication

Price: 10.00 €   Sold out!

Od Krna do Rombona 1915—1917

Published by Tolmin Museum and Ustanova »Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju«, 2007
445 b/w and color pages, Slovene publication

Price: 15.00 €

There's a village in the mountain ... Tolminske Ravne

Published by Tolmin Museum, 2006
429 b/w and color pages, Slovene publication

Price: 14.00 €

Bača collection

Published by Tolmin Museum, 2006
185 b/w pages, Slovene publication, a short summary in Englis

Price: 9.62 €   Sold out!

Life along the Iron Road
Hundred years of Bohinj railway

The book was published as a catalogue accompanying a museum exhibition of the same name, dedicated to the centenary of the Bohinj Railway. It contains eight articles, each focused on a different perspective of the role of this important rail link and of its impact on the development and life in the town and villages along the railway. In her article entitled The Municipalities of Grahovo, Sv. Lucija and Tolmin during the Construction of the Bohinj Railway, Karla Kofol presents the time of construction and the problems encountered by each of the municipalities. Matija Medvešček describes the response to the construction of the railway in the then newspapers Soča and Primorski List. In her contribution, Darja Pirih describes the landscape-related changes the Bača Valley underwent with the arrival of the railway. The focus of the paper by architect Marjana Lesar Slovnik is on the architecture of the Bohinj Railway, and Boštjan Omerzel and Nataša Mrak discuss the role of the railway in World War I and II. The last contribution written by Karla Kofol focuses on the time after the end of World War II and on the uncertain fate of this one-of-a-kind railway line in the present day. The contributions are supplemented with a wealth of pictorial materials contributed by various institutions and numerous private collectors.

Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2006
192 colour pages

Language: Slovenian

Price: 10.00 €

The Tolmin bridghead I

The book, a preface for which has been written by Vasko Simoniti PhD, the Slovene Minister of Culture, opens with a short text About Tolmin and Tolmin Court Circuit before the First World War written by Branko Marušič PhD. What follows is an extensive text created by Lovro Galić, a great expert and researcher of the military events of the First World War. The text is devided in two parts. The first part deals in thirteen chapters with events taking place from the beginning of the Isonzo battle till October 24th, 1917. The second part focuses on the twelfth Isonzo battle and the breakthrough of the Italian front. War operations and happenings are revealed in the following seven chapters. Further on there is a record of Concluding Ideas and a summary translated into German, Italian and English language. As an addition to the book there are to be found various enclosures with testimonies of war participants. All of them are translated into Slovene. A reader can also find enclosed 10 cartographic supplements which demonstrate war operations on the Isonzo front and a national topographical map in a scale of 1: 50.000 which serves as assistance to orientation on the geografically agitated Tolmin ground.

The book is supplemented with images and with first publication of documentary shots taken from Aleksij Nikolaj’s first personal foto album from Kamnik named Memories of the War Against Italy.

Published by Tolmin Museum, 2005
364 black and white pages

Language: Slovene, a short summary in German, Italian and English language

Price: 15.00 €

The Tolmin bridghead II

Authoresses of the second book, Petra Svoljšak PhD, Darja Pirih and Damjana Fortunat Černilogar MSc, describe lives of soldiers and burdens of local inhabitants. They also depict military graveyards which soon covered numerous meadows and pastures after the ouburst of the Isonzo battles. The blood-tax which inflicted villages around Tolmin can be percieved from the enclosed list of victims. Many native people in a function of soldiers, of people serving military service or as civilists became victims of the First World War. Lists of casualties of Austro-Hungarian soldiers on the Tolmin bridgehead from 1915 to 1917 have been firstly elaborated and published on the basis of archival sources. 11.780 known and unknown Austro-Hungarian soldiers were recorded. Methodological explanations to lists of casualties on the area of the XV. Austro-Hungarian corpus were given by Lovro Galić.

Published by Tolmin Museum, 2005
437 black and white pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 15.00 €

Bovec collection

Price: 12.00 €

Trebuša collection

Price: 10.00 €

Tolminska is a song

The book presents a collection of published and unpublished texts by the teacher, museum expert and ethnologist Marija Rutar of Tolmin. She is the author of forty-six collected ethnological and national history texts. She was the initiator of the founding of the Tolmin Museum and remained its associate for many years. During this time she combed through the entire territory of the Tolmin region and meticulously made notes of her discoveries, and also published some of them. These and the yet unpublished notes are divided into three larger complexes: the first "From the Town of Tolmin …" speaks about life in the former Tolmin market town, and in the second titled "… to the Villages of Breginj" she presents the life of the village population from Trenta to the Šentviška plateau. The third complex gives a detailed presentation of her life and work. Marija's notes about life in the Tolmin area are not only interesting reading, but also indispensable study material for students of the past.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2000
270 black and white pages

Language: Slovene


Price: 10.00 €

Tolmin historic sketches

The book is a collection of eighteen historical, national histories and traveler's articles, which the ethnologist, archaeologist and geographer Simon Rutar published in the journals of the time; today they are difficult to obtain for the common reader. The texts were chosen, edited and equipped with extensive commentaries by the historian Dr Branko Marušič, who is also the author of the introduction. Most of the texts deal with important events from the history of the Tolmin area, while three cover the life of the people on the other side of the current Italian-Slovenian border.

The collected texts are enriched with twenty-seven picture postcards of the Tolmin area from before WWI and with other illustrations.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2001
115 black and white pages

Language: Slovene


Price: 8.00 €

Pirnik's Miscellany

The miscellany is devoted to the composer, choirmaster and music teacher Makso Pirnik. In its first part there are 16 texts in which his acquaintances, students and colleagues tell about him. The second part consists of papers presented at a conference held in Nova Gorica in 1982, for his 80th anniversary, and mostly tells about his professional work in music and music teaching. Numerous photographs from his life enrich the book.

Various authors
Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2002
126 black-and-white pages

Language: Slovene


Price: 8.00 €

Cultural and Historical Trail of Most na Soči
A guide along the cultural and historical trail at Most na Soči

Most na Soči is shortly named Most (Bridge). The place has been closely linked to the two bridges over Soča and Idrijca Rivers since the distant past. During the trail we are accompanied by an owl, which is, according to Greek mythology, a personification of wisdom. The owl shaped on a Greek vessel, known as skyphos, was found at Most na Soči during archaeological researches in 2001.

Most na Soči is known to European history as one of the most complex archaeological sites in the South-Eastern Alps. It is a real archaeological treasury therefore the greatest emphasis is put on the presentation of archaeological heritage. The importance of the place throughout a period of three millenia is manifested by the Bronze Age, Iron Ages, Roman and Early Middle Ages foundings. The guide also informs us about local sacral, historical, architectural and technical monuments. Furthermore, prominent personalities and their merits for the rising of Slovenian culture have been introduced to the reader.

Marked cultural trail is lead through Most na Soči and the nearby villages Modrejce and Modrej. Main interests of the villages surrounding Most na Soči (Drobočnik, Gorenji Log, Tolminski Lom, Kanalski Lom, Bača pri Modreju, Postaja and Kozmerice) are assessed in the continuation of the guide. More tourist and other local information is included in the guide.

Published by LTO Sotočje and Tolmin museum, 2005
80 coloured pages

Language: Slovene, English

Price: 3.00 €

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