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Rhetoric of War : The Imagination of War in Medieval Written Sources. Central and Eastern Europe in the High Middle Ages



Year of publication 2021
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The authors scrutinized clerical imagination of war in selected medieval chronicles and other narrative sources written between 1000 and 1300 in Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, and Rus. Firstly, attention was paid to the problem of how much consideration was given to the armed conflicts in those narratives. Secondly, they looked at the conditions under which condition the war was not condemned, but appreciated as a solution of a conflict ( “just war”). Thirdly, it was necessary to study rhetoric devices (vocabulary, metaphoric, body language, etc.) used by medieval chroniclers to describe a war.

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