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2005 | 96 | 2 | 123-141
Article title

THE MOTIVE OF POWER IN WESPAZJAN KOCHOWSKI'S 'NON-IDLE IDLENESS'

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PL
Abstracts
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Wespazjan Kochowski unwaveringly combines historical reflection with a historiosophical message expressed in the idea that rational force of the Divine is seen in the history of the country and the nation. The life of a community depends on their ability to read and fulfill God's plans. Among the conceptions that describe a man's didacticism in 'Non-idle Idleness', the notion of power occupies a privileged position and is there referred to as an idea and as epitome. The Ruler, chosen by citizens who are equal to him, is strengthened by his monarchial power and is both the spiritual successor of his ancestors' glory and the symbol of national and state identity. According to the idea of personal happiness that evokes from the optimal fulfillment of the state duties advocated by Kochowski, the King is expected to be a dedicated executor of God's plans for the good of the country. The exemplary, as Kochowski claims, election of Jan III Sobieski to the King of Poland, combined the loyal regulation of the country with ethnic blood hereditary thus enabled the King to become the ideal ruler being brave, loving tradition and respecting the rules of state democracy.
Year
Volume
96
Issue
2
Pages
123-141
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
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  • E. Kauer, c/o Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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05PLAAAA0035853
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bwmeta1.element.10615129-5185-3ad6-a111-20bda69ea884
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