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Pietas Humanistica

Neo-Latin Religious Poetry in Poland in European Context

Piotr Urbanski

This collection of articles presents many aspects of the pietas humanistica – a very special mixture of Christian and classical tradition. The book offers a synthesis of Latin humanistic religious poetry in Poland from the 15 th to the 18 th century, taking into account its broad European context. The authors discuss literary genres, especially prayer and its function, the structure of the speaking subject, biblical motifs and their interpretation or re-reading, the usage of classical tradition, as well as lexical and phraseological aspects (Christian verses vs. pagan sources), an rhetorical structure of poems. An important part of the book consists of articles focused on theological aspects of poetry, i.e. studies in the history of ideas as well as discussing poetry in the context of fundamental theological controversies and medieval tradition.
Contents: Maciej Włodarski: Latin Religious Poetry in Medieval Poland as Predecessor of Humanist Poetry – Rafał Wójcik: Between the God and the Fortune: On a Forgotten Relic of Latin Poetry from the 15th Century: Conquesturus eram de te, Fortuna, miramque... by Nicolas de Polonia – Elwira Buszewicz: New Wine in Old Amphoras: Traditional Christian Prayers in Polish Neo-Latin Poetry: From Paul of Krosno to Albert Ines – Anna Kapuścińska: Ad Fontes Fidei et Litterae: In Psalmum Quinquagesimum Paraphrasis Stanislai Hosii Carmine Conscripta – Agnieszka Dziuba: Carmina sacra by Andreas Cricius: An Attempt at a Synthesis – Ann Moss: Joannes Dantiscus (1485-1548): Hymns in Context – Anna Skolimowska: The Epitaph for Alfonso de Valdes in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna: An Unknown Poem by Ioannes Dantiscus – Agata Chrobot: Religious Poetry of Andrzej Trzecieski – Ewa Jolanta Głębicka: Humanistic Religious Poetry in Poland after the Council of Trent: The Works of Szymon Szymonowic – Hanna Szabelska: The Poetic Incarnations of Dialectical Via Docendi: Philip Melanchthon and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski – Maria Łukaszewicz-Chantry: The Mystery of Incarnation in the Works of Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski – Justyna Zaborowska-Musiał: The Religious Epigram in Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski and His Followers’ Works – David Money: Aspects of the Reception of Sarbiewski in England: From Hils, Vaughan, and Watts to Coleridge, Bowring, Walker, and Coxe – Agnieszka Borysowska: Marian Poetry by Albert Ines – Jarosław Nowaszczuk: Prayers in the Monumenta Sarmatarum by Szymon Starowolski – Janusz S. Gruchała: Rubus Incombustus by Wespazjan Kochowski: An Episode in the History of Religious Imaginery – Barbara Milewska-Waźbińska: Hypomnema Franciscanum and the Problematics of Religious Visual Poetry – Ewa Szczepan: Stanisław Konarski’s Early Marian Lyrics – Jakub Z. Lichański: Drama of Father Joseph Wallner about Boleslaw the Bold: Sin, Penance, and Forgiveness in Neo-Latin Drama and Poetry in the Second Half of the 17th Century – Elizabeth Klecker: Virgilius Gleissenberg on Boleslaw the Bold: An Essay on Christian Heroism – Józef Budzyński: School Poetical Prayer in Silesian Grammar Schools (the 16th- 18th Century) – Jeanine De Landtsheer: Parodies on Religious Themes of Horace, Carm. IV.3 as an Appendix to Jacob Monavius’s Ipse faciet – Piotr Urbański: Neo-Latin Religious Poetry in Stettin.