The Resource Domus Bolezlai : values and social identity in dynastic traditions of medieval Poland (c. 966-1138), by Przemysław Wiszewski

Domus Bolezlai : values and social identity in dynastic traditions of medieval Poland (c. 966-1138), by Przemysław Wiszewski

Domus Bolezlai : values and social identity in dynastic traditions of medieval Poland (c. 966-1138)
Domus Bolezlai
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values and social identity in dynastic traditions of medieval Poland (c. 966-1138)
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by Przemysław Wiszewski
Between the middle of the 10th century and the middle of the 12th century both the cultural and the national identities of the Poles were formed. They were determined by political decisions made by the rulers from the Piast ruling house and built on a framework consisting of stories focused on the Piastsa (TM) past. In all of this a dynastic tradition supported by the current ruler and his entourage was created and re-created. Tradition was understood as communication, the aim of which was to transmit values which define ways of perceiving the world by those people who accept this tradition as
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.W57 2010eb
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East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450
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v. 9
Domus Bolezlai : values and social identity in dynastic traditions of medieval Poland (c. 966-1138), by Przemysław Wiszewski
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Introduction -- Explanatory Tables -- Chronological Table -- Legendary Ancestors of the Piasts Dynasty -- Descendants of Mieszko I -- Descendants of Kazimierz I the Restorer -- Part One: On the Trail of Tradition -- Chapter One: Fragments: Scattered Evidence -- 1. The Starting Point: "Dagome Iudex" -- 2. The Lives and Passions of St Wojciech -- The "Vita prior" and the "Vita Brunonis" -- The Passion of Tegernsee -- 3. St Bruno of Querfurt's "Life of the Five Brothers" and Letter to Henry II -- 4. Thietmar of Merseburg: The Echo of a Tradition -- Three Ladies -- Domus Bolezlai -- One or Many Piast Traditions in the "Chronicon" of Thietmar? -- 5. The Epitaph of Bolesław the Brave -- The Genesis of the Monument -- The Dynastic Tradition embedded in the "Epitaph" -- 7. Gertrude's Prayer Book -- 8. Letter of Władysław Herman to the Cathedral Chapter in Bamberg -- 9. Document of the Legate Gilles, Cardinal of Tusculum -- Chapter Two: Annalistic Records -- 1. The Written Sources -- 2. Two Models of the Beginnings of Polish Annalistic Writing -- 3. Stages of the Recording of Tradition -- 4. Hypothetical Shape of the Tradition -- Part Two: The Time of the Great Narrative -- Chapter Three: The Shadow of the Great Bolesław. The "Chronicle" of Gallus Anonymous on the Descendants of Piast -- 1. The Genesis and Structure of the "Chronicle" -- The aim of writing the "Chronicle": only the glorification of Bolesław Wrymouth? -- A "Chronicle," about what or whom? -- The Problem of the Authorship of the "Chronicle" -- Gallus' Sources: Written Sources and Oral Tradition -- The Complex Structure of the "Chronicle" -- 2. Gallus Anonymous' Presentation of the Dynastic Tradition of the Piasts -- In the hut of Piast -- Siemowit and the accession to power -- Pagans and Piasts -- An Omen of Passage: the second feast -- Mieszko -- Bolesław the Brave -- Mieszko II -- Kazimierz the Restorer -- Bolesław II the Bold -- Fall -- Mieszko son of Bolesław -- Władysław Herman and the Shadow of Bolesław Wrymouth -- Chapter Four: The Embodiment of Tradition?: Bolesław III Wrymouth in the "Chronicle" of Gallus Anonymous -- 1. The Fruitful Branch of the Piast Family Tree -- Bolesław and Zbigniew -- Bolesław's Sole Rule -- 2. The Tradition of the Family of the Descendants of Piast in Gallus Anonymous -- Chapter Five: After Gallus Anonymous: The Traditions of Bolesław and the Lives of Bishop Otto of Bamberg -- 1. Duke Bolesław and Christ's Church -- 2. Bolesław III as a Warrior and Initiator of the Pomeranian Mission -- Part Three: Tradition in Action. Introduction -- Chapter Six: Family Life and Family Tradition -- 1. The Child Brought into the Tradition: The Problem of Naming -- 2. Dynastic Policies: Marriages -- 3. The Cult of Saints in the Rule of the Piasts: Dynastic Religious Traditions? -- 4. The Living and the Dead: Władysław Herman and Bolesław Wrymouth -- Chapter Seven: The Piast Gesture: A Sign of Power -- 1. Under a Saint's Protection -- 2. Taking Power: Inheriting the Copy of the Spear of St Maurice -- 3. Power Defined by Gesture and Commentary -- Boleslaw the Brave and Mieszko II -- Boleslaw the Bold ; Wladyslaw Herman ; Boleslaw Wrymouth -- Problematic Bullae: from Boleslaw the Bold to Boleslaw the Curly? -- The Piast Tradition of the Iconography of Power -- 4. Places of Power: Places of Tradition? -- Chapter Eight: Tradition: Foundations and Memory -- 1. Poland -- Foundations for the Diocesan Clergy -- Monasteries -- Movable Goods -- In the Face of Death -- 2. The Reich: Fulda ; Magdeburg ; Luneburg ; Naumburg ; Bamberg ; Merseburg ; Niederalteich ; Brauweiler ; Regensburg ; Pegau ; Quedlinburg and Gandersheim ; Zwiefalten ; The Monastery of St. Blaise (Sankt Blasien/Schwarzwald) -- 3. The Abbey of Saint-Gilles -- 4. A Piast Commemorative Tradition? -- Conclusion
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