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2006 | 97 | 4 | 203-228
Article title

ORATIONS FROM 'DISMISSAL OF THE GRECIAN ENVOYS' IN THE LIGHT OF THE SEYM SPEECHES OF JAN KOCHANOWSKI'S TIME

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PL
Abstracts
EN
In his 'Dismissal of the Grecian Envoys' Kochanowski put five speeches, after hearing of which the Council decides upon the outbreak of the war. A rhetorical analysis of those speeches and the comparison of the model of proceedings made up by Kochanowski with a real picture of the Polish Seym orations points at many similarities. They made the then receivers notice dangerous analogies. As a result, 'Dismissal...' became a warning against a destructive state of affairs for the nation, which, when exposed to demagogy, could not be prevented by the democratic system. Nevertheless, the Troyan proceedings were devoid of some - in the eyes of the nobility - key rules of the Polish Seym. They were: the importance of the constituted laws, the responsibility of the representatives before the nation, and a relatively high position of the king. Thus, the warning became a postulate on the special concern on our anchors of the political system that lacked in Troy.
Year
Volume
97
Issue
4
Pages
203-228
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • K. Plachcinska, Uniwersytet Lódzki, ul. Narutowicza 65, 90-131 Lódz, Poland
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Publication order reference
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06PLAAAA01833921
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bwmeta1.element.ab23b7b2-7209-372c-b66f-cc0ba2d4729b
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