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Three castles, thousand stories

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2021

98 coloured pages

Language: Slovenian, with abstracts in English

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A church in the church

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Vojska nas ne vzame

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(Still) Enough Water
Collection about Water in Tolminska Region

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2017
228 coloured pages

Language: Slovene, abstracts in English

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

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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

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Stories from the Soča Valley

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

Language: Slovene

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Trebuša collection

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tolmin firefighter chronicle

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Cheese trade in Tolmin Region: a thousand-year-old culture

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Most na Soči
The 2000-2016 archaeological investigations on the left bank of the Idrijca

Most na Soči is an archaeological site of key importance in the Posočje region and also one that witnessed most extensive investigations. Remains of its rich distant past have been coming to light over the last century and a half, either as chance finds or through archaeological excavations of the settlement from the Bronze, Iron and Roman Ages, as well as the associated cemeteries.

This book presents the recent investigations on the left bank of the Idrijca, where a vast Iron Age cemetery has been known since the end of the 19th century. At its northern edge, a total of 88 graves were excavated by the Tolminski muzej in 2000–2016, when three locations were investigated: Pucarjev rob, Repelc and Lipičarjev vrt. Most of the graves date to the Iron Age, a dozen to the Roman period and one to the Early Middle Ages. In their immediate vicinity, a contemporary cremation pit and a stone drywall were discovered, under the graves also habitation remains from the Late Bronze Age.

The content of the book is divided into several sections. The most extensive is the first one, which presents the topographic and stratigraphic evidence, descriptions of graves with their goods and other structures. This is followed by typological, chronological and cultural analyses of the finds. The time span of burial at individual locations and the interpretation of other remains are also given. The conclusion evaluates the differences and changes in the mortuary rituals, the imports from other cultural provinces and the associated connections, as well as the significance of recent discoveries that complement the archaeological knowledge of the area.

The next section of the book comprises treatises on the recovered organic remains. The anthropological analysis of the human bone remains identifies the age and sex of the buried individuals and complements the archaeological considerations. The animal remains and possible interpretations of their symbolic role in the mortuary rituals and cult practices are discussed in detail. The macrobotanic remains are also presented and, similarly as the faunal evidence, are compared with those from select sites of the Posočje Iron Age community, offering an insight into the exploitation of the natural environment of the day.

In the last part of the book, the graves and finds are graphically presented on 72 plates.


Author: Miha Mlinar
Published by: Inštitut za arheologijo ZRC SAZU, 2020

Language: Slovenian, English

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The Iron Age Settlement at Most na Soči

The first section of the book opens with the chronology of the settlement and the architecture in Posočje. The following chapter present the small finds. These include metal artefacts that mainly consist of jewellery, but also tools and other objects that the inhabitants of Most na Soči used in their everyday activities. Pottery is also numerously represented and presented here as to the composition of the fabrics, the typology of forms and their chronological spans.

The second section presents the analyses of some of the raw materials that the artisans used in their work: clay temper, bronze, iron and stone. The results reveal their composition and the origin of the raw materials, which is significant as there are no major ore deposits in the area of Most na Soči.

The third section presents the organic remains. Firstly, there are the remains of the structural wood used in house construction. The settlement also yielded crop plants, mainly cereals, but also fruit that they either gathered locally or imported from areas with a warmer climate. A special study presents the scarce remains of textile. This section is rounded off with the discussion on the remains of animals that were reared and consumed in this part of Posočje during the Iron Age.

The results and findings of these expertises are brought together in the introductory study that also provides a broader cultural and historical context of the site and underlines its place among the most important centres of the south-eastern Alpine Hallstatt culture.


Edited by: Janez Dular, Sneža Tecco Hvala
Published by: Inštitut za arheologijo ZRC SAZU, 2018

Language: Slovenian, English

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The Iron Age Settlement at Most na Soči
Settlement Structures and Small Finds

Most na Soči ranks among the most prominent prehistoric sites in Europe. It is mainly known for the extensive cemetery from the Early Iron Age, which was first investigated in the late 19th century and revealed over 6000 burials. The rapid growth of the modern village of Most na Soči again led to large-scale archaeological excavations in the 1970s. These were conducted in the span of eleven years and unearthed one of the most significant Iron Age settlements in Slovenia and the wider south-eastern Alpine region.

The monographic publication on this settlement begins with a geographic outline of the site and its surroundings, which is followed by a detailed history of research complete with a list of contributions and reports on the subject published thus far.

The main part of the book is dedicated to presenting the settlement structures that include thirty-six houses excavated in the eastern part of the modern village. It is the most comprehensive publication of an Iron Age settlement to date in Slovenia, which offers new insights into the living conditions of the Iron Age population inhabiting the area of Caput Adriae or the south-eastern Alps. The multitude of data gained from the excavations enabled a reconstruction of the settlement’s plan and provided an understanding of the construction methods and numerous technical details, revealing how drainage walls, dividing walls and foundations were built, and also revealing the appearance of the floors, wooden wall constructions, drainage ditches and pits used in different production processes (for instance metallurgy, pottery). The text is illustrated with 229 plans and photos that complement the detailed descriptions of the structures.

The book concludes with the illustrations of small finds recovered in the houses, presented on a hundred plates. These predominantly consist of pottery sherds, but also include numerous stone, bone and metal items. Those of metal are particularly important because they are chronologically diagnostic and allow the archaeologists to precisely date individual houses and their phases, but also reveal the remarkable technical skills that the craftsmen of the day possessed.


Authors: Drago Svoljšak, Janez Dular
Published by: Inštitut za arheologijo ZRC SAZU, 2016

Language: Slovenian, English

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Tolminski zbornik 2010

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Tolmin Theater

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Whose are you?

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Tolmin sport story 1945-1971

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Songs and pictures of memory

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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

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Story of St. Florian

Published by: Gasilska zveza Tolmin, 2018

98 colour pages

Language: Slovene

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

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

Language: Slovene

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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

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Tolminski zbornik 1975 (Tolmin collection 1975)

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

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Potresni zbornik (Earthquake collection)

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

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Tolminski zbornik 1997 (Tolmin collection 1997)

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

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Clothing culture of the rural population in the Tolmin area

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

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Tourist map Kobarid - Tolmin

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

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