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Emblems from the Heart: The Reception of the Cor Iesu Amanti Sacrum Engravings Series in Polish and Netherlandish 17th-Century Manuscripts


The Cor Iesu amanti sacrum, a series of engravings made by Anton II Wierix around the year 1600, became one of the most important series of religious emblems from the 17th and 18th centuries. The engravings’ printed reception is well known: there are numerous graphical copies, as well as books written on the basis of the emblems, starting with the work by the French Jesuit Étienne Luzvic, entitled Le cœur devot throsne royal de Iesus pacifique Salomon, from 1626. The article discusses the handwritten reception of the series, which until now has remained virtually uninvestigated. The authors analyze five works of literature, preserved in Polish and Netherlandish 17th-century manuscripts and inspired by the engravings from the Cor Iesu amanti sacrum: Het herte Jesu by an anonymous Netherlandish protestant (a manuscript from Tilburg), Opofferingh van het herte aan den Bruijdegom Iesus Christus by the Netherlandish scientist and doctor Jan Swammerdam (a manuscript from Ghent), and three untitled Polish versions: a poetical collection by the Jesuit Mikołaj Mieleszko, dedicated to the Duchess Katarzyna Radziwiłł in 1657 (a manuscript from Saint-Petersburg) and two different works preserved in monastic libraries (manuscripts from Imbramowice and Stary Sącz).

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Voorwoord: Professor Andrzej Borowski
– Spiritus Litterarum Neerlandicorum Polonorum Eds Alicja Mitka, Małgorzata Orzeł. Wrocław: Towarzystwo Przyjacioł Ossolineum. 8-14. _____. 2003b. „Cor Europae - Brussels or Warsaw?” For East is East. Liber amicorum Wojciech Skalmowski. Eds Tatjana Soldatjenkova, Emmanuel Waegemans. Leuven-Paris-Dudley MA.: Peeters. 161-163. _____. 2007. Iter Polono-Belgo-Ollandicum. Cultural and Literary Relationships between the Commonwealth of Poland and the Netherlands in the 16th and the 17th Centuries. Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka. _____, ed. 2009. Humanizm. Historie

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Narracyjny portret Marie Grubbe w powieści lone hørslev dyrets år (rok bestii)


The article A narrative portrait of Marie Grubbe in Lone Hørslev’s novel Dyrets år (The Year of the Beast) discusses the latest biographical novel on the controversial Danish aristocrat from the 17th century. In order to address the issue in closer detail, a brief biography of Marie Grubbe is given in the article’s introduction which is followed by a presentation of all the Danish works of fiction on the person that have been published so far. The analysis shows that the authors’ approach to their protagonist varies from disgust to fascination, depending on the period that the work originates from. Lone Hørslev’s Dyrets år may not be a genuine masterpiece, but it definitely adds new, contemporary aspects to the overall understanding of Marie Grubbe’s conduct and enriches her portrait with some traits which have not yet been discussed.

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In How Far is Elckerlijc Dutch? References to the Dutch Origin in the Polish Reception of the Middle Dutch Text

Narodowy im. Ossolińskich. Borowski, A. 2007. Iter Polono-Belgo-Ollandicum: Cultural and Literary Relationships between the Commonwealth of Poland and the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka. Brückner, A. 1902. “Zdziejow dawnego teatru polskiego.” Pamiętnik Literacki: czasopismo kwartalne poświęcone historiiikrytyce literatury polskiej 1(1/4): 539-556. Davidson, C., M.W. Walsh, en T.J. Broos, eds. 2007. Everyman and Its Dutch Original, Elckerlijc. Middle English Texts Series. Kalamazoo

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“[…] Non urbs, tamen urbibus ipsa major.” The Image of The Hague in the Dutch Literature and Art of the 17th and 18th Century

. Blockmans, Wim, and Wouter Prevenier. 1997. De Bourgondiers: De Nederlanden op weg naar eenheid 1384-1350. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff / Leuven: Kritak. Borowski, Andrzej. 1987. Pojęcie i problem „Renesansu połnocnego.” Przyczynek do geografi i historycznoliterackiej humanizmu renesansowego połnocnego. Krakow: Uniwersytet Jagielloński. _____. 2007. Iter Polono-Belgo-Ollandicum: Cultural and Literary Relationships between the Commonwealth of Poland and the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka

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The Travelogue as a Mirror of Thought

Gouden Eeuw. Eds Thijs Weststeijn en Menno Jonker. Nijmegen en Haarlem: VanTilt en Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen. 65-73. Molhuysen, Philipp C en Peter J. Blok. 1927. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Vol. 7. Leiden: Sijthoff. Naarden, Bruno et al. (eds.) 2018. The Fascination with Inner Eurasian Languages in the 17th Century. The Amsterdam Mayor Nicolaas Witsen and the Collection of ‘Tartarian’ Glossaries and Scripts . Amsterdam: Pegasus. Peters, Marion. 2010. De wijze koopman, Het wereldwijde onderzoek van Nicolaes Witsen (1641

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Joachim Lelewel’s Edda of 1807

Sturluson. 1997. Transl. and ed. by Arnulf Krause. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam jun. Edda Neckel Kuhn (1983) = Edda. Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. Vol.1: Text. 1983. Ed. by Gustav Neckel and Hans Kuhn. Heidelberg: Carl Winter. Edda Islandorum (1977) = Two versions of Snorra Edda from the 17th century. Vol. 2: Edda Islandorum Vǫluspá. Hávamál. P.H. Resen’s editions of 1665. 1977. Ed. by Anthony Faulkes. Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar á Íslandi. Edda poetycka. 1986. Transl. and ed. by Apolonia

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