Jan Stoiński’s “Shrovetide Songs” – a Comeback Cover Image

Jan Stoiński’s “Shrovetide Songs” – a Comeback
Jan Stoiński’s “Shrovetide Songs” – a Comeback

Author(s): Maria Barłowska
Contributor(s): Elżbieta Petrajtis (Translator)
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Music, Modern Age, 17th Century
Published by: Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Jan Stoiński; Arians; rhetoric; Shrovetide customs; Arian poetry; manuscript

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents Jan Stroiński’s carnival songs, which were known to the old-time historians and now are considered lost. They were found in Andrzej Lubieniecki’s silva (Remonstrants’ Library in Rotterdam, MS 527, pp. 682– 691). They are entitled “Shrovetide songs” there and are accompanied by a description of circumstances of creation thereof (in Lithuania, in Łostaje, in madam Koszkielowa’s house, in 1650). The cycle consists of six works written in eight-syllable verse, in preacher-like rhetoric. The paper presents the review of their subjects and citations of selected fragments.

  • Issue Year: 60/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 263-279
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English