Von der Klage Ungarns bis zur Klage von Slavia im Werk von Ján Kollár

Kiss Szemán, Róbert (2007) Von der Klage Ungarns bis zur Klage von Slavia im Werk von Ján Kollár. Studia Slavica, 52 (1-2). pp. 219-228. ISSN 0039-3363

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The study deals with one of the central motifs of Ján Kollár’s work ‘Slávy dcera’, namely with the history of the figure of Complaining Slavia. Kollár derives the motif from an address given in 1527 by the Humanist Latin poet Caspar Ursinus Velius, and from Velius’s epistle entitled ‘Querela Austriae’. The motif entered Hungary’s Latin-language literature and subsequently its Hungarian-language literature also, becoming an important topos in Late Humanist and Baroque writing. A didactic poem by Ján Kollár in Latin proves that its author was familiar with the Querela Hungariae (Complaining Hungary) topos since his days at secondary school. At the same time, Kollár reinterpreted the topos according to the ideological requirements of the national movements of the early 19th century, changing Complaining Hungary into Complaining Slavia. Kollár refashioned the topos from the poetic point of view also, in accordance with the rules of Classicism and Romanticism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature / szláv, balti, albán nyelvek és irodalom
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2018 16:31
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2018 16:31

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