Staropolskie zbiory wskazówek obywatelskich. Wybrane zagadnienia
Highlights of Old Polish Collections of Instructive Texts for Citizens
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It was typical of people living at the time of burgeoning democracy to ask how to live and act in order to gain respect among fellow citizens. Different authors across Europe were trying to respond to those questions. So were those from the First Polish Republic. Some Polish authors worked on translations of Western works (e.g. Łukasz Górnicki). Others followed the convention of writing texts in Latin (e.g. Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro). Still others, like Mikołaj Rej, preferred simplicity of content. Form and individual elements of the collection of warnings and instructions varied. However, they were always aimed at the reader who was willing to play a part in society and politics.
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