Zakon Krzyżacki w literaturze polskiej i niemieckiej XIX i pierwszej połowy XX wieku

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Title Zakon Krzyżacki w literaturze polskiej i niemieckiej XIX i pierwszej połowy XX wieku
Autor: Pogoda-Kołodziejak, Adriana
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11331/1151
Date: 2011
Abstract: One of the topics of European literature of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century was the Teutonic Order which was shown in different literary forms created and developed in that time. It was often the main character of historic novels, short stories or tragedies and sometimes, like in the case of poetry, it was only an element fulfilling the function of a metaphor or a parallel. The legends relating to the Order, the mysteriousness of life in the Middle Ages, political and amorous intrigues, mysterious rituals; these were the basics of a “Teutonic” novel that also corresponded with the principles of romanticism. The book shows the differences and similarities of the image, role and function of the Teutonic Order in German and Polish literature of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The way in which the Teutonic Order was presented in the literature influenced the historic and political awareness of the reader; in the second half of the 19th century, the Teutonic history also acquired national meaning in Germany and Poland. Stereotypes concerning both nations function in both German and Polish society and they are captured in the analysed novels. Knowing the history connecting both nations, it is not easy to depict the Teutonic Order in a direct and objective way, especially since we can clearly see the element of mutual accusing or even hate both from one, and the other side. For a Pole, a German novel will be full of deceit, understatements and falsifying of historical facts. The German reader will perceive a Polish novel in the same way. Thus, these works are intended to be accepted only in a circle of people of a certain origin.
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