Genres of Literary Representation: Occasional Poems to Achbishop József Batthyány

Báthory, Orsolya (2015) Genres of Literary Representation: Occasional Poems to Achbishop József Batthyány. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 54 (2-3). pp. 297-307. ISSN 0044-5975


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The Neo-Latin occasional poetry is a rarely explored field of Hungarian literary history. József Batthyány was addressed with almost 160 – mostly printed, but some in manuscript – works of art, poems and speeches during his 40-year service as high priest. The main idea of these was the overwhelmingly excessive appraisal of his pastoral and personal merits. The apropos of the works were the ArchbishopCardinal’s birth and name days, his investiture into ecclesiastic positions and his diocese visits. In this study I examine the poems from the point of view of their genre, including the theoretical background of some 18th-century poetics, among which the Palaestra by Jacob Masen undoubtedly had the biggest influence on the contemporaneous poetic approach.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN0441 Literary History / irodalomtörténet
Depositing User: Dr. Orsolya Báthory
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2016 16:56
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 15:16

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