Jan Kochanowski in Königsberg

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dc.contributor.author Awianowicz, Bartosz
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-03T12:29:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-03T12:29:50Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Studi Slavistici, vol. VII (2010), pp. 33-42
dc.identifier.issn 1824-7601
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/4129
dc.description.abstract Scholars interested in Jan Kochanowski have paid little attention to the impact of German Humanism – as represented in Königsberg – on both the writing and the life of the poet.Indeed, Kochanowski went to Königsberg for the first time in summer or autumn 1551 andstayed until the following spring. He was there for the second time in spring or summer 1555 andremained at least until mid 1556. Especially the Polish poet’s second stay in the Prussian capital is well documented thanks to Kochanowski’s autographed letter, written to prince Albert von Ho-henzollern on April 6, 1556, and to the prince’s reply dated 15 April. Moreover, important information is recorded in the Prussian court’s expenditure accounts ( Ausgabe-Bücher) from 1555 and1556. These documents give explicit evidence of the Polish poet’s links with the Ducal court. They also give implicit proof of his relations with Königsberg University and its humanists. Of all Kochanowski’s works, the most important source for his feelings towards Prussia is his 'Proporzec albo Hołd pruski'. In it he celebrates the homage paid in 1569 to Sigismund Augustusby Albert Frederic (1553-1618), who was the son of the poet’s protector prince Albert, whom Kochanowski introduces as a model of a good monarch: a virtuous, faithful and wise prince (v.25-36). Less known is the fact that Kochanowski’s poetry was in fluenced not only by Italian butalso by German humanists, by the authors of handbooks of poetics and rhetoric such as Philipp Melanchthon or Joachim Camerarius, and especially by the first rector of the Albertina, Georg Sabinus (1508-1560).
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Firenze University Press
dc.rights CC0 1.0 Universal
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dc.subject Jan Kochanowski
dc.subject Königsberg
dc.subject Królewiec
dc.subject German Humanism
dc.subject Prussia
dc.subject Georg Sabinus
dc.subject Albrecht Hochenzollern
dc.title Jan Kochanowski in Königsberg
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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