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36 The History of the Book in the Balkans

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans   Reference library

Aleksandra B. Vraneš

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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3,947 words
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Oxford University Press

...prayer book, 1539 ), Mileševa (three books printed, 1544–57 ), and the Mrkša Church (two imprints, 1562–6 ). In 1552 , Prince Radiša Dmitrović founded a press in Belgrade, and started working on the gospels. As he died shortly afterwards, the work was continued by Trojan Gundulić of Dubrovnik and Mardarios of the church at Mrkša. After this brief period of activity, Serbian printing declined, religious and historical works being printed at Venice. Zaharije Stefanović Orfelin, a Serbian poet and engraver, established the first Serbian periodical in ...

epic

epic   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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686 words

...on the theme of the pilgrim, Brno Krnarutić ( 1520–72 ) wrote an epic on the defence of Szigetvár (Hungary) during the Ottoman siege of 1566 , Juraj Baraković ( 1548–1638 ) wrote Vila Slovinka , a heroic account of the history of Zara (now Zadar), and, finest of all, Ivan Gundulić ( 1588–1638 ) wrote Osman , an epic account of heroic resistance to the Ottomans. In Portugal, the success of Camões's Os Lusíadas , the greatest of Renaissance epics, overshadowed the work of his many successors, who included Jerónimo Corte Real...

Ragusa

Ragusa   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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2005
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History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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742 words

...called Ribanye , which was influenced by Sannazaro , and also inaugurated a nationalist tradition in Croatian poetry by publishing three songs that he had heard being performed by the popular singers known as guslars . Ragusan literature culminated in the poetry of Ivan Gundulic ( 1558–1638 ), who was known in Italian as Giovanni Gondola . Three of his eleven plays have survived, as does most of his nationalist epic Osman , which was first published in 1826 . The Venetian form of the word ‘Ragusa’ was ‘Ragusi’, which was used to describe the place...

Croatian Poetry

Croatian Poetry   Reference library

A. Vidan

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
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Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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...poetry but was perhaps even more renowned for his trans. of cl. and contemp. lit. The greatest Croatian author of the baroque period, Ivan Gundulić ( 1589–1638 ), also marked the summit of Dubrovnik’s literary achievements with his reflexive poem in three cantos Suze sina razmetnoga (Tears of the Prodigal Son, 1621 ), the pastoral play Dubravka ( 1628 ), and the epic Osman ( 1621–38 ). In the first, Gundulić introduced a longer form, which became particularly popular in this period as a vehicle for pondering the question of sin and the...

Baroque

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C. Johnson

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
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Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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...and Schenkeveld label Daniel Heinsius ’s Neo-Lat. poetry baroque but are reluctant to apply the term to vernacular lit. G. Eastern Europe. As Segel observes, baroque poetry flourishes later here than in Western Europe. A strong Marinist influence is felt in Croatia, where Ivan Gundulić ’s psalms and unfinished epic Osman ( 1638 ) are representative. In Hungary, the lyrics of Miklós Zrínyi stand out, as does his epic The Siege of Szigetvár ( 1651 ), with its numerous echoes of Tasso. In Poland, where the baroque style waxes around 1700 , Jan Andrzej...

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