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2004 | 34 | 59-72
Article title

THE GOOD AND THE EVIL IN POLISH HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE SAXON TIMES

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The article opens with a short evaluation of what was conceived as good in the beginning of the 18th century. Whatever was God's deed was good, anything created against God was evil. This scheme , according to the author, functioned at that time without any additional more sophisticated divisions and interpretations. This typology can be easily traced in the works of Polish authors of the discussed period. In particular the vision of the world and history is dominated by ethical and moral interpretations growing out of Catholicism. Thus anything connected with the reformed religion, with Martin Luther and his followers in particular, was classified and denounced as evil. Polish authors did not even try to enter a debate with the reformers of religion - they were against the Pope and the Holy See, thus they were bad. On the opposing pole we find all deeds and events connected with the Roman Catholic faith and those which grew based on this faith. The history of Poland is a very good example, being interpreted through a prism of Catholic background and achievements. This scheme allows the author to analyse works of several authors of the discussed period and points to the application of the good-evil polarisation to Polish and European history
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34
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59-72
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  • D. Dolanski, Uniwersytet Zielonogórski, Instytut Historii, al. Wojska Polskiego 69, 65-762 Zielona Góra, Polamd
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05PLAAAA00441102
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