This paper investigates the rhetoric of martyrdom that developed in seventeenth-century Ukraine. My focus is limited to the discourse of Orthodox martyrdom as it is developed by Ukrainian Baroque preachers recounting the life and death of the martyrized princes Boris and Gleb. In particular, I focus on two exemplary cases, Antonij Radyvylovs’kyj’s Slovo pervoe na sviatyx strastoterpec kniazej Borisa i Gleba (Kiev, 1676) and Lazar Baranovyč’s Slovo na ubenie sviatyx strastoterpec Borisa i Gleba (Kiev, 1674). In tracing the contours of ideologies of martyrdom that arose in the specific cultural setting of seventeenth-century Kiev, I shall also tackle the problem of inter-confessional encounters, in particular of those taking place along the Orthodox-Catholic divide, by evaluating the impact of the “martyrological revival” experienced by post-Reformation Europe. However, the image of the Eastern Slavic Orthodox martyr as it emerges from the homiletic sources will be seen not only within the context of the international (Counter-Reformation) influences, but also within the context of the refiguring of the Ukrainian religious landscape after Petro Mohyla’s reforms.
|Titolo:||The discourse of martyrdom in late Seventeenth-Century Ukraine : the passion-sufferers Boris and Gleb in the Homilies of Antonij Radyvylovs’kyj and Lazar Baranovyč|
BARTOLINI, MARIA GRAZIA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Martyrdom; Boris and Gleb; Ukrainian Literature of the 17th century; Antonij Radyvylovs’kyj; Lazar Baranovyč|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/21 - Slavistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1515/slaw-2016-0030|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|