“Cne Lachy wszędy sława wiekopomna głosi”. Chivalric Values in Light of Occasional Literature on the Battle of Khotyn 1621 Cover Image
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„Cne Lachy wszędy sława wiekopomna głosi”. Wartości rycerskie w świetle literatury okolicznościowej, poświęconej bitwie chocimskiej 1621 roku
“Cne Lachy wszędy sława wiekopomna głosi”. Chivalric Values in Light of Occasional Literature on the Battle of Khotyn 1621

Author(s): Marcin Piątek
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Khotyn 1621; occasional literature; bulwark; Polish‑Ottoman Wars
Summary/Abstract: Referring to Maria Ossowska’s considerations in Ethos rycerski i jego odmiany (Chivalric Ethos and Its Varieties), the author reconstructs the picture of chivalric values emerging from the occasional literature which was produced in the aftermath of the Battle of Khotyn in 1621. The study concerns both the permanent elements of the chivalric ethos functioning since antiquity and those which were of particular importance in the 17th century. They include: noble birth, valor, obedience, prowess, war experience, pride, love of the homeland, bravery and devotion. Great significance was attached to the religious aspect of the battle against the „infidel”, due to which the Khotyn war acquired the status of a holy war where the fallen soldiers deserved to be immortalized in songs.

  • Page Range: 84-99
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish