The Letter of Petar Zrinski from 29th April 1671 to His Wife Anna Catherina Zrinski From a Linguistic Perspective

Magdalena Baer

Abstract


The paper offers a linguistic analysis with the elements of archival information of the farewell letter written by Petar Zrinski to his wife Catherina on 29th April 1671. The letter was conceived the day before the author’s execution for treason of the Austrian Emperor Leopold I. The linguistic analysis allows to confirm the hypothesis that the text was written in the Croatian hybrid language – a form propagated by the Zrinski and Frankopan noble families. Co-textual data used in the article relate to the political situation, social conditions and historical resonance of the Zrinskis’ and Frankopans’ activity at that time, which contributes to an unquestionable legend of the analysed text in the Croatian society. Along with the linguistic analysis, the aim of the article is to demonstrate archival data related to the text and to offer a proposition of translation of the discussed letter into the Polish language.


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Croatia in the 17th century; the Zrinski and Frankopan noble families; Croatian hybrid language;; translation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/zcm.2021.10.20-32
Data publikacji: 2021-12-12 15:48:04
Data złożenia artykułu: 2021-05-19 16:11:13


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