JAKUB SOBIESKI OR JAKUB SZCZAWINSKI - WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF ANDRZEJ BOBOLA'S FUNERAL EULOGY?
The issuing of the collection of Mateusz Bembus funeral preachment alongside with delivered during Andrzej Bobola's funeral eulogy is one of the few 17th century examples of occasional issuing of funeral orations. The speech, published in 1629 by Jan Rossowski under the name of Jakub Szczawinski in Jan Pisarski's 'Polish Speaker' (Mówca polski, 1668), was attributed to Jakub Sobieski. Researches to date regard it as either Szczawinski or Sobieski being its author, mostly without a note on the doubtful authorship. A comparison of the text with the basic speeches coming from Jakub Sobieski's 'home' in Ossolineum Library manuscripts (nos. 400 II and 3567 II) presented in the article and the analysis of the changes introduced by the editor leads to recognition of Sobieski as its author. The authoress also attempts to explain the issuing of the oration in question as Szczawinski's text; she claims it is a mistake being a consequence of authorship recognition practice in oration manuscript circulation.
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