Transformation of the Medieval Types of the Road in the Pilgrim Prose of Baroque Epoch

Bohdan Bilous, PhD
Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (Ukraine)
ORCID: 0000-0001-6108-5827
Petro Bilous, PhD, DSc, ProfTit
Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (Ukraine)
ORCID: 0000-0001-7487-6230

Volume 5/2018

Publication type: research article

DOI: 10.32612/uw.23535644.2018.pp.33-43

Pages: 33-43

Publication language: Ukrainian

Abstract:

Analyzing the texts of Ukrainian pilgrim works, the author of this article studies the special features of transforming the medieval image of the road into the baroque types of visiting the sacred places, which signifies the changes of the ideological, moral and art criteria of the narration. Character of road in baroque pilgrim work distinctly will be realized through reason of trip, that appeared a comfortable enough composition factor that unites, co-ordinates, knits literary text in one artistic unit. At the same time reason of trip gives an opportunity to the author to overcome the most various material, that especially brightly appeared in circulations of ХVIII of century, when rational knowledge, trip experience influenced on maintenance of pilgrim notes. A road in pilgrim work of time of baroque is a symbol of spiritual road, possibility of self-realization, offenses of vital fate. Road in circulation – it and fear before unknown, it opposing with stranger, hostile space, and it is the unfolded allegory of fight against temptations, with an own weakness. A road is opening of space that in perception of pilgrim constantly diversifies and enriched, as a result there are changes in the inner world of traveller.

Key words: Pilgrim, XVIII century, road in pilgrim works, baroque

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