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Litanic Verse I

Origines, Iberia, Slavia et Europa Media


Edited By Witold Sadowski, Magdalena Kowalska and Magdalena Maria Kubas

The book contains comparative analyses of the development of litanic verse in European poetry, from medieval to modern times. Litanic verse is based on different syntactic devices, such as enumeration, parallelism, anaphora and epiphora. However, it is not to be seen merely as a convention of versification as the popularity of different variants of the verse in Europe reflects the religious, intellectual, social and political history of various European regions. The essays in the first volume focus on the origins of the Litany (the Near East, Greece, Byzantium, Rome), as well as the emergence of litanic verse in the Iberian languages (Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese) and Slavic and Central European literatures (Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Russian).

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This publication is financially supported by the grant from The National Science Centre of Poland (decision No. DEC-2012/07/E/HS2/00665).

Reviewed by: Małgorzata Grzegorzewska and Władysław Witalisz Edited by: Ann Cardwell (Pedagogical University of Cracow) and David Schauffler (University of Silesia) Assistant editor: Katarzyna Jaworska

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Sadowski, Witold, editor. | Kowalska, Magdalena, editor. | Kubas, Magdalena Maria, editor. Title: Litanic verse I : Origines, Iberia, Slavia et Europa media / Witold Sadowski, Magdalena Kowalska, Magdalena Maria Kubas (eds.). Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2016. | Series: Literary and cultural theory ; 45 | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016023371 | ISBN 9783631663509 Subjects: LCSH: Litanies--History and criticism. | Religious poetry--History and criticism. | European poetry--History and criticism. | Poetics. | Prayer in literature. | Religion and poetry. Classification: LCC PN1077 .L58 2016 | DDC 809.1/9382--dc23 LC record available at

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