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Journal

2005 | 46 | 2(269) | 123-140

Article title

'Traits of a Strange Texture':Adam Mickiewicz's Egyptological Marginalia

Authors

Title variants

Languages of publication

PL

Abstracts

EN
The article deals with Mickiewicz's references and allusions to Ancient Egypt. They occur only incidentally and play no more than a marginal role in his work, yet they seem to have been a hard nut to crack for several editors. Their glosses are usually imprecise, and sometimes even downright inaccurate or misleading. The author identifies and discusses three main sources of Mickiewicz's references to the Egypt of the Pharaoh. They are his notes from Joachim Lelewel's lectures on Ancient Egypt, his memories of Egyptian art in the poem 'On the Grecian Room in the Moscow Home of Countess Zeneida Volkonskaya', and several minor 'Egyptological' notes in his historical works (The First Centuries of Polish History, and his translation of Emerson's History).

Journal

Year

Volume

46

Issue

Pages

123-140

Physical description

Document type

ARTICLE

Contributors

author
  • L. Zinkow, ul. Armii Krajowej 93-97, 30-150 Krak√≥w, Poland

References

Document Type

Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
05PLAAAA0037903

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.0059f0a2-61cc-399e-98ad-46d39dab1e68
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