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By Va Knapp, G. Bor T. Sk S., Eva Knapp

This monograph makes an attempt to offer a entire photograph of 1 of the preferred didactic and symbolic sorts of literary expression within the Renaissance and Baroque Hungary. It seems on the influence of emblematics upon literary conception, upon diversified genres corresponding to epigrams, dramas, sermons, biographies of saints, and upon the effective arts. The authors tricky a typology of brand books and emblematic prints, study the function of schooling within the transmission of the shape, and examine the English reception of a past due humanist brand ebook by way of an Hungarian writer. they give thought to either the content material and visual appeal of that fabric in addition to the altering constructions and features, and old and overseas affects.

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Gábor Tüskés & Èva Knapp, >Towards a corpus of the Hungarian emblem erudition (Literary emblematics and emblem-reception in Hungary 1564-1796)<, in European iconography East and West: Selected papers of the Szeged international conference, June 9-12, 1993, ed. György E. Szönyi (Leiden, New York & Köln 1996), 190-208. 36 of Zsámboky - conform to the humanist or late humanist criteria of theoria. 61 (ii) The humanist view of the emblem, which influenced Renaissance theories of genre, can be found in Hungary, but it never played a leading role there.

In the lengthy prose essays he wrote explaining the emblems, he develops moral, pedagogical, and other ideas, some of them involving such marginal disciplines as military science. 51 One feature common to both Zsámboky's and Lackner's theoretical remarks is that both wanted to stimulate further works of art. It is for this reason that they talk about the positive influence of other important works on the subject. Copies of their own contributions could be found both in the libraries of Hungarian Jesuit colleges and in aristocratic collections, but so far we have found no reference to their have exerted any influence on Hungarian emblem practice and/or theory.

G. Ph. Harsdörffers geistliche Embleme zwischen katholisch-jesuitischen Einflüssen und protestantischen Reformbestrebungen<, in Religion und Religiosität im Zeitalter des Barock, ed. Dieter Breuer (Wiesbaden 1995), 539-52. 35 Beckher and Piscator. 59 Historical and cultural factors apart, this strong Jesuit influence also ensured that the humanist world appeared in Hungarian emblematics only in a relatively weak and hidden fashion. At the same time the influence of so-called secondary emblematics<, developed by the reshaping of humanist theory and practice - together with those genres that were linked to specific occasions - is more marked in theoretical writing, in collections of examples, and in emblem practice.

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