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ISSN: 2449-7339    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/me.2015.3-04
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Issue archive / nr 2 (3) 2015
Korespondencja Lwa Sapiehy do Radziwiłłów (w latach 1586–1622). Przyczynek do postrzegania na Litwie Stefana Batorego i Zygmunta III Wazy
(The correspondence of Lew Sapieha addressed at the Radziwiłł family (in the years 1586–1622). A contribution to the reception of Stephen Báthory and Sigismund III Vasa in Lithuania)

Authors: Dominika Fesser
Uniwersytet Śląski
Keywords: epistolography Lew Sapieha the Radziwiłł family
Data publikacji całości:2015
Page range:10 (57-66)
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The topic of this paper is the representation of the two kings of Poland – Stephen Báthory andSigismund III Vasa – emerging from the correspondence of Lew Sapieha addressed to the Radziwiłłsof Birża: Krzysztof ‘the Thunder’ and his son Krzysztof (d. 1640), as well as Mikołaj KrzysztofSierotka of the Nieśwież line of the family. A look at Sapieha’s writings allows to capture thedifferences in his descriptions of the two monarchs and also enables identifying the rhetorictools aimed at making the king’s policies favourable in the eyes of the addressees. Sapieha’s lettersare testaments of his unusual ability to depict reality colourfully; most of all, however, theyenrich the knowledge on the art of epistolography in the past centuries, a topic which remainsnot fully explored by literary historians.
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