Visual Dominant in Neo-Latin Literature of the Baroque Era on the Ukrainian-Polish Frontier

Liudmyla Shevchenko-Savchynska, PhD
Bogomolets National Medical University (Ukraine)

Volume 2/2015

Publication type: research article

Pages: 37-45

Publication language: Ukrainian


The author proves that visual type of world perception dominated among the writers of Baroque era based on many examples of neo-Latin works of the Ukrainian-Polish frontier. The predominance of abstract vocabulary is the consequence of selective imitation of what seemed the most ancient, but in facts was closer to the personal world view and the way of thinking of Baroque era authors. Specific understanding of literary craftsmanship, beauty of speech, increased attention to form, perfect form as aim of work – all of this caused successors criticism and underestimation of the value of Latin works of the 16th–18th centuries. However, the objective scientific research that has intensified over the last half-century in Ukraine will help to evaluate the significance of baroque neo-Latin literature more accurately.

Key words: Baroque, Ukrainian-Polish frontier, neo-Latin literature