POLISH LITERATURE
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MEDIEVAL POLISH LITERATURE


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INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS/ WORKS


Anonymous -- "About the Life and Miracles of Saint Kinga" (15th c.)
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 173-174217-291.
  Excerpts. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "Bogurodzica" ("Mother of God") (circa 13th-15th c.)
  2 audio files of the hymn sung in Polish, along with a brief discussion of it by Maja Trochimczyk. Polish Music Reference Center, University of Southern California.
  Links to 2 audio files and a link to a page offering an English translation by Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line. (Mikoś's translation is also accessible at http://www.staropolska.gimnazjum.com.pl/ang/middleages/rel_poetry/Mother_of_God.php3).
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 65.
  Trans. David Welsh, on Jan Rybicki's Modern Polish Poetry website.
  Trans. David Welsh. Dagensvisa.
  Trans. Jarosław Zawadzki. Polish Poetry in English.
list bullet  Trans. David Welsh. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 7-9.
list bullet  "Bogurodzica": the First Poem Composed in Polish: a Polyglot Opus in Forty Languages. Ed. Z. W. Wolkowski. Paris: Z.W. Wolkowski. 2003.



Anonymous -- "Christ is Risen" (14th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 67.



Anonymous -- "Conversation of a Master with Death" (ca 1463)
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 83-97.
list bullet  Trans. David Welsh, Bogdana Carpenter/John R. Carpenter. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 33-59.



Anonymous -- Court Oaths and Depositions (14th & 15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 157-158.



Anonymous -- "Easter Song" (1365)
list bullet  Trans. David Welsh. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 11-13.



Anonymous -- "The Formulary of Jerzy" (early 15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 187-189.



Anonymous -- "Glad tidings came to us. . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "The Gniezno Sermons." (15th c.)
list bullet  VI: "About Saint Bartholomew." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 119-121.



Anonymous -- "Hail, O star of the sea . . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "Holy Ghost, Come . . ." (15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 69.



Anonymous -- "An Indecent Song" ("Cantilena Inhonesta") (14th & 15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 149-150.



Anonymous -- "Induction of Mary . . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "I tell you of the joys . . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "Jesus Christ, God Man . . ." (15th c.)
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 75-76.
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "Kazania Świętokrzyskie" ("Holy Cross Sermons") (13-14th c.)
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 115-117.
  Excerpts. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "Lament of a Dying Man" (15th c.)
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 79-82.
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.
list bullet  Trans. Bogdana Carpenter/John R. Carpenter. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 61-73.



Anonymous -- "Laments of the Mother of God under the Cross" ("The Holy Cross Lament," "Listen, dear brothers . . .") (15th c.)
list bullet   Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 77-78.
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.
   Trans. Jerzy Peterkiewicz and Burns Singer, on Jan Rybicki's Modern Polish Poetry website.
list bullet  Trans. David Welsh. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 15-19.



Anonymous -- "The Legend of Saint Alexis" (ca 1454)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 97-106.



Anonymous -- "The Legend of Saint Dorothy" (ca 1420)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 107-112.



Anonymous -- "The living God's liberality . . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "The Lord's mysteries are immense. . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- Love Letter from the Codex of Marcin of Międzyrzecze (1426-1429)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 153.



Anonymous -- Medical Prescriptions (15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 163-164.



Anonymous -- "Meditation on the Life of Jesus" (15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 123-127.
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line (Excerpts).



Anonymous -- "O Mary, spotless virgin . . ." (14th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "O Mary, virginal flower . . ." (15-16th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "A Poem on Marriage" (14th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Bogdana Carpenter/John R. Carpenter. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 75-77.



Anonymous -- "Poems about the Months" (dates unknown)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 167-170.



Anonymous -- The Prayer Book of Nawojka (15th c.)
list bullet  Excerpts. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 129-130.



Anonymous -- "A pure little flower . . ." (15th c.)
  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Anonymous -- "A Satire on Lazy Peasants" (15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Bogdana Carpenter/John R. Carpenter. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 29-31.
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 141.



Anonymous -- "Song about Marriage." (15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 147.



Anonymous -- "The Swiętosław Codex" (1449)
list bullet  Trans. from Latin to Polish by Swiętosław; from Polish to English by Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 159-161.



Anonymous -- Third Rule of the Order of Saint Francis (15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 131-133.



Anonymous -- "The Treacherous Confessor" [an Exemplum] (14th & 15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 155-156.



Anonymous -- "Two Epigrams" (possibly 15th c.)
list bullet  Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 187-189.



Godzisław Baszko (13th c.)
list bullet  Chronicle of Great Poland [excerpt].Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 23-25.



Konrad Celtis (1450-1508)
list bullet   Selections. Ed. and Trans. Leonard Wilson Forster. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP. 1948.
list bullet   "To Sepulus the Superstitious." Trans. W. H. Bond. In Poema Humanistica Decem: Renaissance Latin Poems with English Translations. Cambridge, MA: Friends of the Houghton Library. 1986. 15.
list bullet  Epigrams: "On the Customs of the Sarmatians" and "On the Fasting of the Sarmatians." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 173-174.
  2 Pieces on the Sarmatians. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Stanisław Ciołek (1382-1437)
list bullet  "Praise of Cracow." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 183-185.
  "Praise of Cracow." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Janko of Czarnków (1320-1387)
list bullet  Chronicle [excerpts].Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 27-31.



Jan Długosz (1415-1480)
list bullet  Annals or Chronicles [excerpts]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 33-61.
  The Annals: excerpts. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.
list bullet  The Annals. Trans. Maurice Michael. West Sussex, UK: IM Publications. 1997.



Andrzej or Jedrzej Gałka of Dobczyn (ca 1400-1450)
list bullet  "Song on Wycliffe." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 143-145.



Gallus Anonymous (12th c.)
list bullet  Polish Chronicle [excerpts]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 5-15.
  Polish Chronicle, excerpts. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Władysław z Gielniowa (circa 1440-1505)
  "Anna, a barren woman . . ." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.
list bullet  "When Augustus Was King." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 71-74.
  "When Augustus Was King." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Wincenty Kadłubek (1160-1223)
list bullet  Polish Chronicle [excerpt]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 17-21.



Filip Kallimach [Filippo Buonacorsi-Kallimach] (1437-1496)
list bullet  "To Jacyntus Wawrzyniec." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 175-176..



Wincenty of Kielcza (d. after 1261)
list bullet  "About the Life and Miracles of Saint Stanisław" [excerpts]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 207-211.



Michał of Kleparz (15th or 16th c.)
list bullet  "A Story about the Abbot Carried off by the Devil." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 181-182.



Jan of Ludzisko (ca 1400-1460)
list bullet  "Address to Welcome Kazimierz the Jagiellonian When He Arrrived in Cracow for his Coronation." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 191-196.



Jan Ostroróg (1436-1501)
list bullet  "Treatise on Improving the Republic" [excerpt]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 197-199.
  Treatise on Improving the Republic [excerpt]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.



Brother Stanisław Polak (dates unknown)
list bullet  "About the Life and Miracles of Saint Hyacinth" [excerpts]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 213-215.



Bruno of Querfut (ca 10th - 11th c.)
list bullet  "Life of Saint Adalbert" [excerpts]. Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 203-206.



Brother Seweryn (16th c.)
list bullet  2 exempla from The Crown of the Flowers of Saint FrancisTrans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992.



Przecław Słota [Złota] (14-15th c.)
list bullet   "Poem on Table Manners." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 137-140.
  "Poem on Table Manners." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś at Staropolska On-line.
list bullet   Excerpts. Trans. Bogdana Carpenter/John R. Carpenter. Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry. A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989. 21-27.



Jan Sommerfelt (? - 1501.)
list bullet  "Epitaph for Kallimach." Trans. Michael J. Mikoś. Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992. 177.





COLLECTIONS / ANTHOLOGIES

list bullet   Medieval Literature of Poland: an Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. New York: Garland. [now Oxford, UK: Taylor & Francis]. 1992.

list bullet   Monumenta Polonica: The First Four Centuries of Polish Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Bogdana Carpenter. Ann Arbor: [University of] Michigan Slavic Publications. 1989.

list bullet   Polish Literature from the Middle Ages to the End of the Eighteenth Century: a Bilingual Anthology. Ed. Michael J. Mikoś. Warsaw: Constans. 1999.



LITERARY HISTORY & CRITICISM

  Barańczak, Stanisław. "The Middle Ages." From The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 3rd ed. Ed. Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1993. Institut Książki.

list bullet  Braun, Kazimierz. A Concise History of Polish Theater from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Centuries. Mellen Press. 2003.

  Mikoś, Michael J. "Middle Ages: Literary Background." From Polish Literature from the Middle Ages to the End of the Eighteenth Century. A Bilingual Anthology. Michael J. Mikoś. Warsaw: Constans. 1999. Staropolska On-line.

  Kotarski, Edmund. "Polish Poetry of the Middle Ages." Virtual Library of Polish Literature. Uniwersytet Gdański.





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