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The Resource The siege of Sziget, Miklós Zrínyi ; translated by László Korössy ; with an introduction by George Gömöri

The siege of Sziget, Miklós Zrínyi ; translated by László Korössy ; with an introduction by George Gömöri

Label
The siege of Sziget
Title
The siege of Sziget
Statement of responsibility
Miklós Zrínyi ; translated by László Korössy ; with an introduction by George Gömöri
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
"In 1566, Croatian Count Miklós Zrínyi defended the Fortress of Szigetvár against an overwhelming Ottoman siege for 33 days. In the end, with troops and supplies exhausted, he led the remainder of his men in a last charge into the enemy lines, killing thousands before being killed themselves. Almost a hundred years later in 1651, Zrínyi's great-grandson, also Miklós Zrínyi and himself a famed general, composed an epic poem of some 1,500 stanzas recalling in vivid and often fantastic detail the events of the siege, the heroes on both sides, and the climactic final sortie that led to defeat for the Hungarians and painfully empty victory for the Turks. The epic, written in the fashion of Homer and Tasso, does not content itself with just a historical retelling, however. Written when the Ottoman threat was again looming large over all of Europe, the poet sought to marshal his countrymen, and indeed all Christians, against the cause of the overwhelming forces from the East. He framed his story, therefore, in the larger context of God's burning anger against the apostasy of his followers, which he uses the Turkish invasion to punish. It is only with a return to piety that the Christians can restore God's favor, but if they do -- woe to their invaders! The hero, Zrínyi, is one such believer, who is as likely to give a moving speech on the righteousness and supremacy of God's will as he is to massacre those who would assault his home. God rewards him with a martyr's death, but not before giving him the glory of finishing off Sultan Suleiman himself, as the demons summoned by the Sultan's wizard battle the angels who have come to claim the defenders' souls. Part chronicle of war, part theological treatise, the poem also has episodes of romance and adventure, as each side is at once humanized and made larger than life. The work is today considered to be one of the cornerstones of Hungarian literature, and one of most important works of the seventeenth century of any language, but has been virtually unknown and entirely inaccessible outside of Hungary -- until now."--Publisher's description
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MOR
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1620-1664
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Zrínyi, Miklós
Dewey number
894/.51111
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PH3194.Z8
LC item number
S913 2011eb
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1934-
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  • Kőrössy, László
  • Gömöri, George
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  • Hungarian poetry
  • FICTION
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Hungarian poetry
Label
The siege of Sziget, Miklós Zrínyi ; translated by László Korössy ; with an introduction by George Gömöri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Translator�s Acknowledgments""; ""Map""; ""Introduction -- George GÜmÜri""; ""Note on Translation""; ""The Siege of Sziget""; ""Preface""; ""Part One""; ""Part Two""; ""Part Three""; ""Part Four""; ""Part Five""; ""Part Six""; ""Part Seven""; ""Part Eight""; ""Part Nine""; ""Part Ten""; ""Part Eleven""; ""Part Twelve""; ""Part Thirteen""; ""Part Fourteen""; ""Part Fifteen""; ""Postscript""; ""Epigrams""; ""Glossary of Turkish, Croatian, and Hungarian Words""; ""List of Characters""; ""Bibliography -- Steven Béla Várdy""
Control code
988531582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219080
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2600q1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988531582
Label
The siege of Sziget, Miklós Zrínyi ; translated by László Korössy ; with an introduction by George Gömöri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Translator�s Acknowledgments""; ""Map""; ""Introduction -- George GÜmÜri""; ""Note on Translation""; ""The Siege of Sziget""; ""Preface""; ""Part One""; ""Part Two""; ""Part Three""; ""Part Four""; ""Part Five""; ""Part Six""; ""Part Seven""; ""Part Eight""; ""Part Nine""; ""Part Ten""; ""Part Eleven""; ""Part Twelve""; ""Part Thirteen""; ""Part Fourteen""; ""Part Fifteen""; ""Postscript""; ""Epigrams""; ""Glossary of Turkish, Croatian, and Hungarian Words""; ""List of Characters""; ""Bibliography -- Steven Béla Várdy""
Control code
988531582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219080
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2600q1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988531582

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