Anonymous: Medieval Polish Psalters (3211 words)


The history of the medieval translations of the Psalter into Polish can contribute more than just information about the development of this West Slavic language in its written form. It contributes to the study of the religious culture of lay persons and their literate behavior, in particular their use of the written word for prayer and meditation. At the same time, we are dealing here with a complex and difficult subject because the field of research on the earliest psalters in Polish is dispersed among many disciplines (e.g. linguistics, codicology, art history, and theology) that rarely communicate with each other and often disregard the work of specialists in other disciplines. Scholarly treatment is marked by serious confusion …

Citation: Adamska, Anna. "Medieval Polish Psalters". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 April 2017 [, accessed 27 November 2021.]

35794 Medieval Polish Psalters 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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