The Ideal Commander in Bartosz Paprocki’s Hetman (Head Commander) in Regard to the Chivalric Ethos of the 16th‑Century Polish Nobility Cover Image
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Ideał wodza w Hetmanie Bartosza Paprockiego wobec ethosu rycerskiego XVI‑wiecznej szlachty polskiej
The Ideal Commander in Bartosz Paprocki’s Hetman (Head Commander) in Regard to the Chivalric Ethos of the 16th‑Century Polish Nobility

Author(s): Izabela Kosyl
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Bartosz Paprocki; hetman; Stanisław Sarnicki; paraenetic literature
Summary/Abstract: Bartosz Paprocki was a 16th‑century writer whose interests, apart from heraldry, included paraenetic writings. In Hetman (Head Commander), which is the topic of this article,Paprocki created a portrait of an ideal commander based on the principles of the chivalricethos. The following article attempts to answer the question if the ideal presented in thebook was founded on any of the actual commanders of that time and which elements wererelevant for the writer in the creation of the protagonist. Bartosz Paprocki’s Hetman (HeadCommander) is also compared to works of other authors dealing with military subjects.Moreover, the article probes for Paprocki’s sources of inspirations for his ideal commander.

  • Page Range: 11-32
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish